Environmental Health

County Office Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Drivers License Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Public Health Services Hours

M - F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Clerk of Court Hours

M W F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
T Th 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Buena Vista County, Iowa - Beautiful View

Environmental Health

Courthouse
215 E. 5th
P.O. Box 301
Storm Lake, IA 50588
P: (712) 749-2555
F: 712) 749-2566

Director
Kim Johnson

Inspector
Jason Butler
(Food, Tanning, Tattoo, Motel)

Inspector
Steve Haldin
(Septic, Well, Pool)

Environmental Health

Local rules and regulations concerning various environmental aspects of public health have been enacted. The Environmental Health Department has the responsibility to work with the public to maintain and improve our environment and by so doing, the overall health of the county.

Through this department, the Buena Vista County Board of Health contracts with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals to inspect restaurants & other food establishments, hotels, motels, and vending machines; with the Iowa Department of Public Health to inspect tanning beds, tattoo parlors and swimming pools; with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to administer the well testing, closure and rehabilitation program and the Septic Pumpers inspections.

This Department issues permits for septic systems, junkyards, and well construction. In addition, the Department is responsible for indoor air quality including radon; unsafe structures and nuisance complaints.