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Official Website for Madison County, Iowa

Environmental Health

Contact Information

Environmental Health Officer

Andrew Hornback


Environmental Health Assistant

Tina Burk




Madison County

Annex - Lower Level

201 West Court
Winterset, IA 50273




Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm






(515) 462-5002

About the Environmental Health Office

Administers and enforces Madison County Regulations in regards to Environmental Health.

Duties of the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) are, including but not limited to, performing environmental health services (i.e. well and septic system permitting and inspection). The EHO ensures the aforementioned duties are consistent with state and county laws and regulations. In addition, the EHO is responsible for investigating nuisance complaints relating to septic systems, trash and unsanitary conditions, open burning, animal abuse, and rabies exposure. The EHO is responsible for the administration of the Grants-to-Counties (GTC) program for the Madison County. The GTC program was established in 1987 when the State of Iowa legislature passed the Iowa Groundwater Protection Act to help prevent further contamination of one of Iowa’s most precious resources (e.g. groundwater). Grants are made available to Madison County Public Health to provide financial assistance to Madison County residents for private well water services.

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Well Permits shall be completed in the office of the Environmental Health Department

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