Environmental Health Program

Taylor County Human Health Hazards Ordinance & Compliance
Enforcement of the Human Health ordinance is the role of the Taylor County Board of Health and the Taylor County Health Department’s Health Officer and Environmental Health Specialist. If a human health hazard is found, the Health Department works with the owner to ensure safe removal of the hazard. If an owner does not comply with removal of the hazard, a citation may be issued at the current cost per the circuit court. To view a copy of the ordinance, see the link above referencing Taylor County Code Chapter 5.

Filing a Compaint
To make a complaint, please fill out the Complaint Form. If you would like to file a complaint, request, or report, doing so will create a public record that is subject to disclosure pursuant to Wisconsin Public Records Law. Complainants name and signature must be included for the complaint to be considered.

The complaint form may be filled out in these ways:

  • Fill out form online, then save and e-mail it to tchd@co.taylor.wi.us
  • Print out the form, fill it out, scan, then e-mail it to tchd@co.taylor.wi.us
  • Print the form, fill it out, and mail it to the Taylor County Health Department at 224 S. 2nd Street Medford, WI 54451.

Mercury Fish Advisories
People who frequently eat fish high in mercury can accumulate levels that may harm their health. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Division of Public Health advise people about the number of meals and species they can safely eat. By following these recommendations, known as the fish consumption advisories, Wisconsin residents and visitors can continue to enjoy the fish they catch and benefit from this low-fat, low-cost source of nutrition, while reducing their exposure to mercury.

Molds grown abundantly in outdoor plant and soil materials. Molds produce spores that are normally found in both indoor and outdoor dust. Mold growth is familiar to most people when it is seen as a fuzzy patch or stain spreading across floor or damp surfaces. High concentrations of mold can cause health-related problems. The presence of mold is a symptom of water problems that must be fixed to reduce mold levels and potential health-related illnesses.

General Environmental Health
The Taylor County Environmental Health Specialist is also available to provide consultation on issues such as mold, indoor air quality, lead poisoning and drinking water quality.