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Scott County Health Department

The main goal of the Scott County Health Department is to contribute to a healthy environment and healthy living behavior. This health department has created special programs for achieving these goals. They are realized under the broad guidelines of the Indiana State Health Department.


The Scott County Health Department started keeping The Vital Records Section in February 1882. There are no death or birth records in Indiana before that time. The Indiana State Department of Health, Indianapolis started keeping records in October 1907.

Every visitor can make an inquiry of such records from our office, on a walk-in basis. The attending hours are Monday – Friday (except holidays), from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Environmental Health Services in Scott County, Indiana


The goal of the Environmental Section of the Scott County Health Department is to explore and decrease environmental and public health issues in relation to the land and water of this territory. This board must effectively combine the patterns and procedures mandatory to realize the federal, state, and local laws. These efforts contribute to the reduction of the hazards including solid waste, chemical or biological agents and to maintain the quality of our land and water.

If you find some of the issues below, please report a complaint into the Indiana Board of Health:

  • inspections of food establishments;
  • health permits issued to operators;
  • soil testing;
  • inspections of existing septic systems and for failures;
  • permits issued for new septic systems;
  • investigation of complaints on septic systems incidents;
  • yearly rabies clinics with local veterinary assistance;
  • investigation of animal bites;
  • minimize risk of vector related diseases;
  • inspection of public swimming pools;
  • bathing beaches to decrease disease transmission;
  • investigation of conditions that are dangerous to the Health&Welfare Of The Community.