Environmental Health Services
Our Environmental Health Services team educates the public as well as regulates and enforces activities in the environmental and health field. Water quality, wastewater disposal, food protection, environmental education, drinking water, environmental hazards, rural and agricultural issues, and involvement in air quality issues are all part of the program activities of the unit.

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PERMIT INQUIRY                    

Office Hours:  8:00 am – 4:30 pm  Monday - Friday     
Inspectors in office 8:00 am – 9:00 am   
Permits issued 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

35 Walker Street
Columbus, NC 28722
828-894-2913 (fax)

Marleydis Alejo, Administrative Assistant
Environmental Health Permits
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Geoffrey Hiles, REHS
Environmental Health Supervisor 
Food & Lodging and On-site Inspector
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Luke Whaley, REHS
On-site Inspector 
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Camille Gwyn
Food & Lodging Inspector
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