This program responds to reports or concerns from the public or other agencies about potentially hazardous situations. The range of possible hazards includes garbage, unsafe structural housing, hoarding, environmental contamination, pet/rodent/insect issues, asbestos, mold, lead, blastomycosis, blue‐green algae, pests, groundwater contamination, methamphetamine drugs, and animal manure affecting property or groundwater.

Housing concerns such as a lack of heat, water, or failing to maintain the property at a reasonable level of sanitation conducive to health can be considered Human Health Hazards. We seek to provide information as to the amount of risk associated with circumstances and how it may impact health. When conditions warrant, we investigate and may issue orders to address the hazard.





If you would like more information on environmental health, please contact the Marathon County Health Department by sending an email to our Sanitarians, or by calling 715-261-1900.

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.


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