The Department is responsible for investigating health nuisances that range from the storage, collection, accumulation, discharge, or depositing of filth, refuse, weeds, junk, combustibles in any place or on any property to discharge or depositing of liquid waste, domestic sewage, filth or dead animals or other pollutants into any stream, river, lake, channel or other body of water to unsafe building conducive to breeding, harboring or sheltering flies, rats, mice, or cockroaches. Additional responsibilities include investigating nuisances capable of allurement which may prove detrimental to life, health, or safety whether in a building, on the premise of a building or any building that is a menace to the public health, welfare, or safety, or that is structurally unsafe to the exposure of any person to any infections or communicable disease or condition by any act of practice.


The Nuisance Complaint Program requirements are covered under the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health Nuisance Ordinance. Nuisance and authority for enforcement are delegated to Local Boards of Health, Section 137 – Powers of Local Boards of Health.


To report a nuisance complaint, please call our Environmental Health staff at 641-421-9300 or fill out the brief form below and we will reach out to you.


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Mason City, IA 50401
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