Licensing & Permitting

Panhandle Health District ensures proper sewage disposal systems for residential and commercial properties that are unable to connect to public or municipal sewer systems.

Permits are required for all subsurface sewage disposal systems in Idaho.

PHD issues septic permits for the five northern counties. The permits list site-specific conditions and requirements necessary for the installation of an individual subsurface sewage disposal system. The installation requirements are based on standards set to help protect natural resources and public health.

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Panhandle Health District and the food industry share responsibility for ensuring that our community’s food supply is safe. Environmental Health Specialists provide the following services to ensure a safe food supply:

  • Enforce the State of Idaho Rules Governing Food Safety and Sanitation Standards.
  • Permit and inspect all regulated food establishments.
  • Review plans for new and remodeled food establishments.
  • Conduct food management training classes.
  • Handle food complaints from the public, investigate complaints, and take corrective actions, if needed.
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The Institutional Controls Program (ICP) is a locally enforced set of rules and regulations designed to ensure the integrity of clean soil and other protective barriers placed over contaminants left throughout the Bunker Hill Superfund site.

The ICP offers several services to help residents of the Bunker Hill Superfund Site maintain their barriers and protect their health. All residents are eligible to receive one (1) cubic yard of gravel or topsoil annually to maintain their barrier.

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The Child Care Health and Safety inspection consists of 29 categories including but not limited to children to provider ratios, fire safety, food safety and storage, medicine and hazardous substance storage, hand washing practices and facilities, diapering facilities, and general overall safety evaluation. The goal of this program is to assist child care providers in maintaining safe and healthy environments for the children.

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Water is the most important natural resource on Earth. Protecting water used for human consumption, such as for drinking, cooking, and hand washing is of utmost importance to Panhandle Health District. Our highly trained Environmental Health Specialists inspect and manage critical materials, drinking water, non-domestic wastewater, shallow injection wells and water from the Rathdrum-Prairie Aquifer.

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Two things are critical when approving land development projects: Proper development of land and how waste is managed and disposed of. Panhandle Health District has a regulatory responsibility to review all new subdivisions to ensure that the land is suitable for disposing of wastes in order to protect the public’s health and the environment. It is recommended that the developer meet with Environmental Health staff before any site work or surveying has been started. The purpose will be to discuss platting requirements and determine potential limitations. There is a fee associated with review of all subdivisions.

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