Environmental Health Services

Our Environmental Health Services team educates the public as well as regulates and enforces activities in the environmental and health field. Water quality, wastewater disposal, food protection, environmental education, drinking water, environmental hazards, rural and agricultural issues, and involvement in air quality issues are all part of the program activities of the unit.

PERMIT INQUIRY  
                  
828-894-3739   

   
Office Hours:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm  Monday - Friday     
Inspectors in office 8:00 am – 9:00 am   
Permits issued 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

35 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2913 (fax)

Steve Chambers, REHS, Soil Scientist
On-site Inspector and Environmental Health Supervisor
Email: schambers@polknc.org

Geoffrey Hiles, REHS
Food & Lodging Inspector
Email: ghiles@polknc.org