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Environmental Health Division

Welcome to the Environmental Health Division of the Knox County Health Department. Our mission is to protect public health and prevent disease by enforcing regulations of permitted facilities and by educating the citizens of Knox County about good public health practices. We work every day to ensure that all Knox County residents have safer, healthier places to live, work, learn and play.

Our staff is available to answer any questions or assist as we educate about and enforce the State of Tennessee laws and regulations and Knox County ordinances.

Contact Information:

Knox County Health Department
Environmental Health Division
140 Dameron Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-215-5200
Email: Environmental@knoxcounty.org
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Services & Programs


Air Quality Management

  • Open Burn Permits
  • Industry Permitting and Regulation
  • Air Monitoring

Food Protection

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Food Safety Class Schedule
  • Tour a Mock Food Inspection
  • Search Restaurant Scores
  • See a Sample Inspection Form
  • Submit a Complaint
  • Print Fact Sheets for Your Establishment
  • Food Code Updates and Changes
  • Residential Food Safety Tips
  • Plans Review

Rules & Regulations

  • Food Establishment Laws
  • Food Establishment Rules
  • Bed and Breakfast Rules
  • Tattoo Laws
  • Hotels Rules
  • Public Swimming Pool Rules
  • Body Piercing Rules
  • Bedding Materials Rules
  • TDA Domestic Kitchen
  • Groundwater Laws/Regulations

Groundwater Protection

  • Well Safety Tips
  • Groundwater Protection & Well Water Survey
  • Subsurface Sewage Disposal System Permits & Certificates
  • Rules & Regulations

Rabies Control

  • Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinics

West Nile Virus Control Program (Vector Control)

  • Program Information
  • West Nile Virus Description
  • Mosquito Control & Insect Bite Prevention Tips
  • Reporting Dead Birds
  • Map of Mosquito Traps

Environmental Health Division Director:
Ronnie Nease
865-215-5200

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, Clinics open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Closed:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
(daily for lunch)

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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