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#3 John Bennett Drive
PO Box 1426
Fort Madison, IA 52627
Toll Free:......800.458.6672


Lee County Health Department Environmental Services was established in Lee County in 1970. The Environmental Services Department currently works with many programs including food, sewer, private well water, tattoo, tanning, and lead. You can find more information on our programs by the links below. 

*Search for restaurant inspection reports here.  

Environmental News


2016 Sewer Permit Updates

  • Sewer permit fees in Lee County have increased to $500, effective immediately.
  • Applications for a sewer permit must be completed in full with a 911 address newspaper-md.pngand submitted to LCHD with payment for approval. Once the application is approved, a copy will be given to the homeowner. The homeowner may then give the approved permit to the contractor of their choice.
  • Contractors must notify LCHD 3 business days prior to installation of a system with the property owner's name and address. No work is to commence without an approved application. 
  • Retail dealers delivering tanks must call LCHD the day of delivery. 

Click here for our Sewer Application

Click here for the updated Environmental Services Fee Schedule


LCHD to Cover Four Counties in Food and Lodging Inspections

As of October 1, the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals has contracted with LCHD to complete inspecting and licensing at food and lodging establishments located in Henry, Van Buren, Des Moines, and Lee Counties.  Questions regarding this change, payments and inspections can be directed to Rosa Haukedahl, Environmental Director, at (319)372-5225 or (800)458-6672. More information on licensing can be found under our Food and Lodging link. 


Servsafe Training Information

For more information on the ServSafe Trainings or to register


contact Patricia Steiner, ISU Extension at (319)394-9433.

For ServSafe Manager:

For ServSafe Food Handler:

Upcoming 2017 Training Dates:
     Thursday, July 6 - Burlington
     Wednesday, August 23 - Burlington
     Wednesday, October 4 - Burlington
     Wednesday, November 15 - Burlington

To register online click here

Environmental Staff

Rosa Haukedahl

Environmental Program Director


Mike Shelangoski

Environmental Inspector


Michele Lozano

Environmental Services Coordinator

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