Cherokee County, Iowa Environmental Health office.


County Seat
Cherokee County Courthouse
520 West Main
Cherokee, IA 51012

Cherokee County, Iowa - Environmental Health

Environmental Health Duties:
Food inspections in Cherokee County are handled by Siouxland District Health Department.         Questions? 1-800-587-3005
Tattoo parlor inspections
Swimming pool inspections-inspect pools, spas and wading pools that are open for the publicís use
Tanning bed inspections
Hotel/Motel inspections
Indoor air quality-sell radon kits, educate public on dangers of radon exposure
Septic permitting and inspections
Administer DNR Grants to counties program-this program allows us to test private well water for free, monetarily assist landowners with well and cistern plugging, and monetarily assist landowners with well rehabilitation to improve their water quality
Private water well permitting
Septic time of sale inspections
Nuisance complaints- Nuisance complaints are time intensive, as each must be investigated and acted upon. Some complaints must be referred to outside agencies or to a city, while many of them are the responsibility of Environmental Health
Epidemiological investigations-work in tandem with public health to investigate disease outbreaks as they relate to food or the environment
Public education on all topics relating to Environmental Health. This is key to preventing diseases caused by environmental and/or human factors

Cherokee County Septic Policy & Procedures


H1N1 Flu Information

Address of Environmental Health office:
520 West Main, Drawer D, Cherokee, Iowa

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone Number:
(712) 225-6721

FAX Number:
(712) 225-6733

Office Holder Name:
Justin Pritts
Environmental Health Coordinator

Employees in
Community Services Office:
Sandra O'Hearn
Environmental Health Specialist