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The mission of Environmental Health is to safeguard health, and protect the environment through the practice of modern environmental health science, technology, rules, public education and above all dedication to the public trust.

Environmental Health carries out this mission through both mandated and non- mandated services. Mandated services include on-site wastewater (septic systems), food and lodging, swimming pools, child daycare and institution inspections. The staff of the Jones County Environmental Health Division is charged with enforcing North Carolina laws and rules while performing these mandated programs.

For questions or concerns regarding septic tank please contact Vester Freeman via email at vfreeman@jonescountync.gov

The Environmental Health Division provides the following services:

  • Septic tank permits for new installations and existing systems as well as repair permits for failing systems
  • Water sampling for bacterial and chemical analysis
  • Permits and inspections for facilities which provide food or lodging to the public (ex. Restaurants, hotels, schools, meat markets)
  • Permits and inspections of public swimming pools
  • Permits for tattoo facilities
  • Inspections of rest and nursing facilities and daycare facilities
  • Inspections of migrant housing
  • Complaint investigations
  • Rabies Control
  • Mosquito Control


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For more information regarding the Environmental Health Division at the Jones County Health Department please contact Vester Freeman at 252-448-1221 or via email at vfreeman@jonescountync.gov. Interpreter services are available if needed.

Environmental Health Links of Interest

Jones County
Health Department

418 Hwy 58 N, Unit C
Trenton, NC 28585

Phone: 252-448-9111
health@jonescountync.gov

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Director:  Adrian Smith

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday
8am-5pm

Friday
8am-Noon

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