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Environmental Health

We provide services that promote environmental protection in the areas of water, sewage, institutions, mobile home parks, swimming pools, tanning beds, rabies investigations and sanitary nuisances.


  • Chemical testing may be arranged through the state lab in Jacksonville.

  • Plan reviews for permitted limited use commercial wells are arranged by appointment. (622-7744).

  • To get a well construction permit application, please visit the EH Well Construction Permit application/Water Management District website at

Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal System

  • Permits for new construction, repair or modification of septic systems must be applied for at the office of the Marion County Health Department in Ocala. For more information please call 622-7744.

  • Inspections are usually completed within 2 to 3 working days.

  • Soil logs are completed within 30 days.

  • We license and regulate septic contractors, pump truck companies, lime stabilization facilities and septic tank manufacturers.


  • Plan reviews for permitted food service, mobile home parks, camps, tanning beds, and swimming pools are arranged by appointment (622-7744).

  • Requests for health and safety inspections of schools, foster homes, ALF homes and group homes can be arranged by appointment (622-7744).

Animal Rabies Investigations

  • Animal control, medical establishments and private individuals make referrals for Rabies exposure. If you have been bitten, call 622-7744.

  • Animals are generally quarantined for ten (10) days.

  • Our investigators, in conjunction with the nursing department, will determine if rabies shots will be given to the victim.

  • Active rabies alert(s). Issued after laboratory confirmation of rabid animal.

No Rabies Alerts

Sanitary Nuisances

  • Our office (622-7744) sometimes handles complaints about sanitary nuisances.

  • Complaints beyond our jurisdiction will be referred to the proper agency.

Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking

  • In collaboration with the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking Program announced the launch of its online portal. Please visit at

To report Foodborne Illnesses go to Foodborne Illnesses.

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