Environmental Health

Environmental Health is a critical component of the health and well-being of our community. The Environmental Health Protection Section provides services aimed at assuring that the basic ingredients of a vibrant community - its land, food and recreational waters - are safe and healthy. Programs under the Environmental Health Protection Section designated by county ordinance include:
  • Food Protection
  • Onsite Sewage Disposal
  • Recreational Waters
  • Vector Control
The Clay County Public Health Center also inspects lodging establishments through a participation agreement with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
  1. Environmental Health Links

    Find useful environmental health information from other sources online.

  2. Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to questions commonly asked of the Environmental Health Protection Section.

  3. Food

    The Environmental Health Protection Section is responsible for permitting and inspecting all food establishments within the jurisdiction of the Clay County Public Health Center.

  4. Onsite Sewage

    Treatment and disposal systems under 3,000 gallons are permitted and inspected by the Environmental Health Protection Section.

  5. Pools

    The Environmental Health Protection Section permits and inspects all swimming pools and spas that are not residential.

  6. Report a Complaint

    The Environmental Health Protection Section investigates complaints concerning a suspected food illness or other conditions at food establishments, permitted swimming pools, failures of individual sewage disposal systems, lodging establishments and standing water breeding mosquitoes. Complaints may be reported directly to the Environmental Health Protection Section at 816-595-4350.

  7. Vector Control

    Mosquitoes may carry viruses, such as West Nile Virus, and be the vector for transmitting these diseases to citizens of Clay County. Standing water is the primary source for mosquitoes to breed.