Welcome to the Johnston County Environmental Health Department
Food Service
On-Site Septic System
Private Well
Public Pools
Childcare Centers
School Buildings
Migrant Housing
Summer Camps
Lead Investigation
Bed Bugs
Ebola Information
Food Product Recalls
NC Smoke Free
Johnston County Environmental Health is an Accredited Health Department

Johnston County Environmental Health


The Annual Septic Installer's Meeting will be Friday, September 27th, 2019. Click for Agenda with CEU's

Questions concerning Radon, Radium or Uranium? Click this link for information and for a list of resources.

Click for Information and Guidance on Food & Water safety in a Natural Disaster 


Director: Todd Ramsey, REHS

Land Use Center Entrance on Market Street

309 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577

Phone: (919) 989-5180
Fax: (919) 989-5190

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(except holidays)


The Environmental Health office offers many programs to help protect and improve the public health of Johnston County through the enforcement of state rules and regulations. The division also offers many educational opportunities and public information meetings. The programs regulated by this office include:

    • Food service establishments
    • On-site Septic Systems
    • Private drinking water wells
    • Public swimming pools and spas
    • Child care centers
    • Public and private schools
    • Tattoo establishments
    • Lodging establishments
    • Residential and primitive camps
    • Hospitals
    • Nursing homes and other institutions

Other services offered by this section include:

    • Children's lead poisoning prevention and investigations
    • Verify the decontamination of a Methamphetamine Lab
    • Investigation of smoking complaints


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