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Agricultural Labor Camp Inspection and Licensing Program

Program Overview

Welcome to the home page for the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Agricultural Labor Camp Construction Approval and Facility Licensing Program. IDOH’s Environmental Public Health Division inspects and licenses agricultural labor camps, and approves plans for construction or alteration of such camps. The Division seeks to ensure safe facilities, proper water supply and proper sewage disposal.

Announcements / Current News


Guidance for Migrant Farm Workers, Labor Camps Operators and their Employer - English

Guidance for Migrant Farm Workers, Labor Camps Operators and their Employers - Spanish

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 - English

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 - Spanish

Stop the Spread of Germs Like COVID-19 - English

Stop the Spread of Germs Like COVID-19 - Spanish


Agricultural labor camps roster

Pre-approved Automatic Hot Water Temperature Control Valves

Pre-approved Exterior Drinking Fountains and Yard Hydrants
Many frost-proof hydrants and exterior drinking fountains allow for possible back-siphonage of contaminated water into a water distribution system. Therefore, approved non-freeze, non-polluting sanitary exterior drinking fountains and yard hydrants are required to be installed in facilities that are reviewed by this program.

Pre-approved Exterior Water and Sewer Piping - or - PDF [20 KB]

Approved Manufactured Septic Tanks


Agricultural Labor Camp License Application

Application for Permit for Construction or Alteration of an Agricultural Labor Camp

Order Form for Drinking Water Sample Bottle
Anyone can submit a drinking water sample for sodium, fluoride, nitrate, or bacteriological analysis by the IDOH Laboratory. The IDOH laboratory will provide a sterilized sample bottle with shipping form and container, upon payment of the necessary fee.

Laws and Regulations

IC 16-41-26 Health, Sanitation, and Safety: Agricultural Labor Camps - or -  PDF [24 KB]

410 IAC 6-9 Agricultural Labor Camps - or - PDF [61 KB]

410 IAC 6-10.1 Commercial On-Site Wastewater Disposal

410 IAC 6-12 Plan Review, Construction Permits, and Fees for Services

Program Information and Policies

Bulletin S.E.11 - or - PDF [293 KB]
A planning guide including minimum requirements for the construction of vault privies.

COVID-19 - Guidance on Preparing Workplaces

Fees for Permit to Construct Application

Frost-free Hydrants - or - PDF [48 KB]
Frost-proof (or freezeless) hydrants with stop and waste valves which, when turned off, drain back and discharge through subsurface outlets are not approved for use in public facilities. This policy relates to water distribution systems serving properties and commercial facilities under the jurisdiction of the State Department of Health.

Hand Washing.
Information on why hand washing is important; how diseases are spread; when hands should be washed; the proper way to wash hands; and how hand washing can protect you and your family.

Rats and Mice
This page will help you identify rodents, determine if you have an infestation, and suggest methods of control.