Sullivan County, Indiana

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Environmental Health Services

It is best to contact our department by telephone prior to visiting as the staff is out of the office conducting field work on a regular basis.

Environmental complaints (i.e. food, sewage, etc.) can be filed in our office during normal business hours.

Retail Food Establishments

  • New restaurant plan reviews
  • Licensing of retail, temporary, and mobile food establishments
  • Routine food safety restaurant inspections 
  • Temporary food establishment inspections
  • Complaint investigation 
  • Food-borne Illness education
  • Indiana Food Code
  • Indiana Bed & Breakfast Rule  
Retail & Mobile Food Establishments
Temporary Food Permit Application
On-Site Sewage Systems

A Permit MUST be Obtained from the Sullivan County Health Department before ANY New Construction, Installation, or Repair of a Septic Begins!

Licensing of on-site sewage disposal systems
Commercial Swimming Pools


Vector Control

Spraying for Mosquitoes - Our drivers are not allowed to run the sprayer when people are present. If you are outside when the spray truck comes by, the drivers are instructed to turn the sprayer off. We spray weekly during breeding season when the weather permits.

Tips to help avoid mosquito-borne diseases and reduce mosquito populations are as follows:

  • Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are active (especially late afternoon, dusk to dawn and early morning);
  • Apply an EPA-registered insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol to clothes and exposed skin;
  • Cover exposed skin by wearing a hat, long sleeves and long pants in places where mosquitoes are especially active, such as wooded areas;
  • Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out of the home. 

Even a container as small as a bottle cap can become a mosquito breeding ground, so residents should take the following steps to eliminate potential breeding grounds:

  • Discard old tires, tin cans, ceramic pots or other containers that can hold water;
  • Repair failed septic systems;
  • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers left outdoors;
  • Keep grass cut short and shrubbery trimmed;
  • Clean clogged roof gutters, particularly if leaves tend to plug up the drains;
  • Frequently replace the water in pet bowls;
  • Flush ornamental fountains and birdbaths periodically; aerate ornamental pools, or stock them with predatory fish. 
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27 S Main St
Sullivan, IN 47882
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