Public Health Nuisance

Definition of Public Health Nuisance

A public health nuisance is any activity or failure to act that adversely affects the public health. It also includes any source of contagion, filth, or disease. Some examples include clandestine labs, human or animal feces, food debris, accumulation of household trash, sewage, abandoned well, animal carcasses, and insect presence.

These examples may occur in rental property as well as in open spaces and individual properties. The Cook County Environmental division is responsible for investigating complaints and taking action to a public health nuisance is found.

Report a Public Health Concern

You can report a concern or complain about a possible public health nuisance online, or by calling our office. 

To report a restaurant or lodging related health concern:

Call Environmental Health at 218.387.3630 Or, MN Department of Health at 651.201.5414 or 1.800.676.5414

Contact Us

Mitchell Everson
Environmental Health

Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Fax: 218.387.3042
Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
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