Durham County 
Environmental Health Services

 Durham County Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Division

414 East Main Street
Durham NC 27701 



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General Inspections

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The General Inspections section is responsible for plan review, permits and /or inspections of facilities regulated in State rules. 

Food services inspections include:  restaurants, caterers, commissaries, food stands, school lunchrooms, mobile food vendors, hot dog vendors, meat markets and special events selling food to the public.  

Other establishments under regulation include:  day cares, hospitals, rest/nursing homes, schools, local confinement facilities, and residential care homes, hotels, motels, bed and breakfast homes/inns, and tattoo artists.

Environmental investigations for Lead based paint hazards are conducted at the residences of children under the age of six who have been identified with an elevated blood lead level.

Food borne illness investigations and general complaint investigations are conducted for regulated establishments. 


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