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Environmental Health
New Septic Permitting Guidelines
Septic Permitting Guidance 2019 Click Here
Soil Scientist List (Updated 09-2019) Click Here

A division of the Health Department, Environmental Health provides inspections of day cares, restaurants, motels, pools, septic system inspections; and well water sampling and mosquito control.

Environmental Health Office
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Rachel Carpenter,
302 North Academy St.
Suite B
Lincolnton, NC  28092

Ph: (704) 736-8426
Fx: (704) 736-8427

Office Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Inspector's Office Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Monday - Friday
"The U.S. Surgeon General recommends ALL homes be tested for radon gas" (EPA 402/F-12/005 February 2013).  The following resources help you understand why it is a health risk, and how you can keep your family safe:
        Basic Radon Fact Sheet
        A Citizen's Guide to Radon
        Radon Levels Where You Live
  • Changes in Fees for Certain Types of Well Water Tests
    Fee changes are effective September 1, 2016, as approved by Board of Health and Board of Commissioners. Fees are based on actual cost of the water bottle sampling kit plus $10 shipping fees charged to the environmental health department by the State Lab. Please refer to our Environmental Health Fee Schedule for more information. 
  • New Local Fee for New Engineered Option Permit (EOP)
    The Engineered Option Permit enacted by NC General Assembly and approved by Lincoln County Board of Health and Board of Commissioners, is effective September 1, 2016. For more information please visit our Rules, Polices and Fee Schedule page. 
  • Lincoln County Environmental Health supports Protect Your Groundwater Day!
    Everyone can and should do something to protect groundwater. Why? We all have a stake in maintaining its quality and quantity.  To find out how you can protect your ground water, Click Here
  • Stop the Spread of Flu Viruses in Restaurants
    Flu viruses can live on surfaces up to 8 hours.  More Information

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The Lincoln County Health Department provides quality health services to promote a healthy community.

Lincoln County Health Department services will promote healthy lifestyles through prevention, preparedness and education. 


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