Environmental Health Services

Permit Interest Form

Our Environmental Health Team responds to concerns or complaints from the public or other agencies about potentially hazardous situations. The range of possible hazards includes garbage, unsafe structural housing, hoarding, environmental contamination, pet/rodent/insect issues, asbestos, mold, lead, blastomycosis, blue‐green algae, pests, groundwater contamination, methamphetamine drugs, and animal manure affecting property or groundwater. Housing concerns such as a lack of heat, water, or failing to maintain the property at a reasonable level of sanitation conducive to health can be considered Human Health Hazards. We seek to provide information as to the amount of risk associated with circumstances and how it may impact health. When conditions warrant, we investigate and may issue orders to address the hazard.

Contact Us

  1. Sara Wartman


    Health Department

    117 E 6th Street
    P.O. Box 403
    Washburn, WI 54891

    Phone: 715-373-6109
    Fax: 715-373-6307


    8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    *After hours, please contact the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office at 715-373-6120. In the case of an emergency, call 911.