Environmental Health

  1. Healthy Homes
  2. Asthma
  3. Lead
  4. Mold
  5. Pests
  6. Radon

The Wright County Healthy Homes program is a voluntary service that offers free guidance and education on reducing environmental hazards in the home. Trained staff members work with residents to help identify potential areas of concern such as mold, exposure to toxins, asthma triggers, indoor air pollution, lead, and other housing-related health risks.

To request a Healthy Homes assessment, please submit a Healthy Homes Referral.

To learn more:

  1. Public Health Nuisances
  2. Well Water Testing
  3. Septic Systems
  4. Food, Pools, and Lodging Services (FPLS)

The Wright County Public Health Nuisance Ordinance exists to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of Wright County. Wright County Health & Human Services is available to answer questions, provide resources, investigate public health nuisance complaints, and (when necessary) take appropriate action to remove the public health nuisance.

What is a public health nuisance?

A public health nuisance is defined by Minnesota law as any activity or failure to act that adversely affects public health. 

Examples that could result in a public health nuisance citation:

  • Improperly stored solid waste, such as rotting garbage or dead animals
  • Insect or rodent infestations
  • Evidence of a meth lab or other clandestine drug manufacturing
  • Unsafe living situations (lack of sewage disposal or garbage house) that affect children and vulnerable adults

Please note: Clutter or general poor housekeeping is not considered a public health nuisance. Accumulations of clothing, household goods, magazines or other examples of hoarding behavior are not necessarily a public health nuisance.

 What is the difference between a public health nuisance and a public nuisance?

A public health nuisance is generally related to conditions that may affect one's health or cause a disease, whereas public nuisances tend to be non-health related conditions.

 Examples of public nuisances include:

  • Excessive noise
  • Open wells
  • Animal control issues
  • Long grass
  • Leaking roof in a rental property, etc.

For questions or to file a public health nuisance complaint, please call/text (763) 335-0280, or complete an Environmental Health Complaint Form