Environmental Health

​Environmental Health provides many services for our citizens. Our goal is to protect public health by enforcing regulations that provide a safe and healthy environment. Some of our services include:

  • Food Protection - Routine inspections of licensed restaurants, investigates food-borne outbreaks, issues permits for special events where food will be sold.
  • Sewer Program - Evaluates and inspects new and existing sewage disposal systems, investigates illegal sewage disposal.
  • Water Program - Inspect proposed well sites, inspect new and replacement wells. Collects water samples from individual water supplies for testing, analyzes results; issues certificates of potability; responds to concerns about the safety of drinking water including public supplies.
  • Rabies Program - Provides 24 hour on-call services for human or pet exposure to suspected rabid animals. Also provides clinics for vaccination of cats and dogs against rabies.
  • Public Pool Inspections - Licenses all public swimming pools and spas, conducts routine inspections; issues pool operator certification to persons who successfully complete an approved operator course.
  • Nuisance Investigations - Assists communities to prevent and control rodent and insect infestations. Investigates citizen complaints.​
  • Co​unty Plumbing/HVAC Board - The Board acts as an advisor to the County Commissioners regarding the administration of the County’s plumbing code and plumbing office. For Master Plumbers, Gas Fitter's Registration, HVAC and Septic Installer's Licenses, and Plumbing/Gas and HVAC permits.
  • House Plans Stock Illustrations – 3,584 House Plans Stock Illustrations,  Vectors & Clipart - DreamstimeNeed septic or well information on a property in Queen Anne’s County? Send it to our new property request email at qac.env@maryland.gov​​

Contact Information

206 N. Commerce St.
Centreville, MD
Phone: 410-758-2281​