The Mason County Health Department provides many services for the county to protect the community. There is a cost for these services and permits which include:

  • Design and evaluation of new septic installation with permits issued
  • Nuisance complaints of rodents and public health concerns
  • Collection of water specimens from private wells upon request with testing at the state lab

Other services included by our Environmental Health Department include:

  • Inspection and permitting of restaurants and food establishments
  • Inspection of pools
  • Inspection of campgrounds
  • Inspection of mobile home parks
  • Inspection of schools
  • Inspection of temporary food booths
  • Collection of milk samples for laboratory testing
  • Investigation of food-borne illnesses
  • Investigation of animal bites and rabies control
  • Mosquito surveillance

Food Handler Classes are held at various locations and times throughout the county. Food Handler’s cards are required for all food workers, and the cards expire every three years. These classes assure safe food handling for the community.
Please call the Mason County Health Department at 304-675-3050 to register for classes. A $10 fee is required for each class and a Food Handlers Card will be issued at the end of the class.

As an alternative to the class, you may take the test through For this option, there is a $20 fee payable to State Food Safety.

Guidelines for Operating a Temporary Food Service Concession
Application for Permit to Operate a Temporary Food Establishment

You can download the following forms by clicking on the links below:

SS-182A Application for a Permit to Install or Modify a Sewage Disposal System

SW-256 Application for a Permit to Construct, Modify, or Abandon a Water Well

SG-49 General Application Permit


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