A LEADER in Environmental Health
The Wayne County Health Department’s Environmental Division has been a local and State leader for many years. Offering a wide variety of unique services with over 115 years of combined experience, the professionals at the Wayne County Health Department are some of the best in their field at providing outstanding services to the residents of Wayne County, Indiana.
Below are a variety of health resources:
To ensure the health and safety of local residents, the Wayne County Health Department approves plans, issues permits, and inspects all new construction, replacement systems, and repairs for residential sewage systems. Inspecting a variety of septic systems, which range from standard to experimental, the Wayne County Health Department works closely with local and regional contractors to ensure proper installation of sewage disposal systems according to Indiana State Code standards.
Click this button below to view a document regarding the latest residential onsite sewage system code.
Food Safety Program
With over three hundred food establishments to be inspected at least twice a year, the Environmental Health Specialists perform routine food inspections in Wayne County to prevent the outbreak of any food born illnesses and other potential food safety hazards.
Certified Food Handler Certification Rule
Need some more information on our homebased vendor rule? Check out the link below.
Download our retail food application by clicking the button below.
Are you a temporary food vendor? View our application below.
Have some questions about food safety? Chances are, you aren’t the only one. View our frequently asked questions below.
If there is ever an advisory where boiling water becomes necessary, these guidelines will be very helpful.
Public Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Program
The Wayne County Health Department monitors and regulates the maintenance of all local public swimming pools and spas to ensure residents enjoy a safe and healthy swimming experience.
For more info, check out this site here.
Follow this link to learn more about the latest pool code for public and semi-public pools.
Looking to check out your family tree or death history of your biological family? Vital records are located at the Wayne County Health Department and are available for public use. With records dating back to 1882, the Vital Records division provides both birth and death records to residents of Wayne County.
The Vital Records division also processes paternities, paternities upon marriage, and court ordered legal changes of name, as well as adoptions.
All birth and death certificates may be issued on the following criteria:
1. The birth or death occurrence was in Wayne County
2. The requestor is of direct biological/marital relation to the requested
3. Provision of a proper signature identification. Signature ID’s may include:
- Driver’s license, library cards, insurance papers, W-4 forms, Medicaid cards, or car registrations
Birth Certificate Fee: $10.00 for one copy. $4.00 for each additional copy of the same certificate
Death Certificate Fee: $15.00 for one copy. $6.00 for each additional copy of the same certificate
Need to download a Birth Certificate Application? Click the button below.
If you need a Death Certificate, click this button below to download an application.
The Wayne County Health Department monitors the spread of rabies in Wayne County by following trends in rabies transmission and the migration of animals that may possibly harbor the deadly disease.
Need more info on rabies? Click HERE.
Lead and Healthy Homes Program
The Wayne County Health Department also performs several home lead assessments and screenings to protect our children from lead paint and other lead hazards. In addition to lead assessments is the monitoring of homes which are unfit for human habitation to ensure the utmost safety of citizens that reside in Wayne County homes and apartments.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Public health disasters happen and may range from an outbreak of disease to acts of bioterrorism. The Wayne County Health Department continually prepares for such emergencies to ensure that local residents are protected from disaster scenarios.
Offered within Public Health Preparedness efforts are a vibrant flu vaccination program, public preparedness and readiness education, and training programs for local leaders and administrators.
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Family Emergency Plan
FEMA Family Comm. Plan kids
FEMA Family Comm. plan Parents.
CPR and First Aid
The Wayne County Health Department offers CPR and First Aid classes through the American Heart Association. The instruction is free of charge with minimal costs for the course manual and certification cards. Classes are scheduled on an as-needed basis with a minimum class size of four participants.
Class instruction: Free
CPR/First Aid card: $5.00 per card
CPR/First Aid books: $12.00 per book
Since the days of the Polio outbreak in 1952 in the United States, to the West Nile Virus in 2001, to current potential spread of the Zika virus, the risk of mosquito borne diseases is a continual reminder that nature has its own unique way of transmitting adverse health risks. The Wayne County Health Department responds to mosquito-borne disease transmission through an active program of education, harborage elimination, and mosquito larvae treatment to minimize the local impact of potential disease outbreaks caused by the growth and migration of mosquito populations.