Environmental Health Services

COVID-19 Precautions  

Goodhue County has declared a State of Emergency.  The County Government Center is closed to the Public but Land Use Management employees continue to offer services.  Please use electronic means of communication when possible.  Building and Zoning forms and applications are available on the County Website.  We accept items by mail and many forms and application can be submitted electronically.  Also, there is a drop box at the alley entrance and an additional drop-off location at the lower level, Fifth Street handicap entrance which can accommodate larger items and deliveries.  Please call 651.385.3000 with questions, for assistance, or for special pick-up or delivery instructions.

Environmental Health responds to public health nuisance complaints and works with other county departments in resolving ordinance violations.

Protection of Ground Water

Environmental Health is committed to the protection of ground water. We permit and inspect new well construction, sealing of abandoned wells, and the installation of Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems. (SSTS)

Well contractor resources 

Application for New Well or Abandonment (PDF) 

Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) Resources

AgBMP Loan Program

The Local Government AgBMP Loan Program helps farmers, agriculture supply business and landowners identify problems and find solutions to water quality issues faced by rural Minnesota including Septic systems.

State Resources

Flood Information

Other Information