adair county

Environmental  Health Services


The Adair County Environmental Health Department provides a wide range of services to the residents of Adair County. 

  • Well programs include testing, construction permits, plugging, and renovation.

  • Private sewage system programs include percolation tests to size systems, issuing permits for construction, inspecting installations, and answering questions for residents.

  • Water Testing 

  • Radon Testing Program 

  • Swimming pool, spa, tanning bed, and tattoo parlor inspections  

  • Inspection of septic tank/portable toilet pumpers 

  • Time of Transfer Septic Inspections 

  • Complaint investigation is also a function of this Dept. We receive and investigate complaints on animal neglect and abuse, dumping and other garbage issues, illegal burning,tenant complaints regarding rental home conditions. and animal bites.

 Iowa law requires that all animal bites be investigated by this Dept. to follow up on proper care of the person bitten and to see that the animal is confined or vaccinations verified. 


In Adair County the Sheriff’s Dept. is trained to handle livestock neglect and abuse cases.

***Burning and dumping issues are dealt with in conjunction with the Dept. of Natural Resources.***


Contact Us

2002 State Street 

Guthrie Center, IA 



641-747-3839 fax 

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