The Environmental Health Division of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department contains the following four sections:
The staff members of the animal control section work to ensure animal welfare and safety by:
Controlling animals at large in the City
Enforcing City ordinances that pertain to animals, including animal neglect and abuse investigations
Investigating animal bite cases
Providing education on responsible pet ownership
Animal control also maintains an animal shelter for animals found running at large or relinquished by their owners.
Environmental compliance covers a range of topics, including hotel/motel and public swimming pool inspections, monitoring quality of recreational water, lead poisoning, and mosquito control.
Food Inspections & Safety
The food inspection section inspects permanent and temporary food establishments to ensure food is stored, prepared, and offered in a safe manner to protect the health of people dining in our community.