Public Health Nuisance

Public Nuisance Solid Waste Knox County OhioThe Knox County Health Department responds to and investigates public health nuisance complaints. Basically, a public health nuisance is when a building or property is in a condition that threatens or potentially threatens the health of a person or community. Below are examples of public health nuisances the Knox County Health Department will investigate:

  • Accumulation of trash, garbage and materials on properties
  • Rat and rodent infestations
  • Animal waste and manure
  • Dead animals

Registering a complaint

If you would like to register a complaint regarding a nuisance property or condition in Knox County,  you can:

  • Call (740) 392-2200, Ext. 2222  and someone  will complete a complaint form over the phone
  • Or write your complaint in the form of an email and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or complete a nuisance complaint form and either email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or fax (740-392-9613) the completed form
  • Or complete a  nuisance complaint form and drop off the  completed form or mail to Knox County Health Department, 11660 Upper Gilchrist Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Helpful Link

Regulation 1601: Governing Solid, Infectious and Hazardous Waste in the Knox County General Health District


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Public Health - Knox County Health DepartmentPublic Health is about focused community efforts to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and protect the environment. It is what we do with our community partners to ensure conditions that support the health and well- being of our residents.


Contact Us

Monday-Friday   8:00 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.
Third Tuesday of every month, open until 6 p.m.

Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

For public health emergencies during
non-business hours, call

740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050