Operating Hours :
Monday – Friday
1042 Carriage Oaks Dr
Carthage NC, 28327
PO Box 279
Carthage, NC 28327
Environmental Health Department
In order to protect public health, groundwater resources and the environment, the Health Department ensures the proper placement, installation, maintenance and operation of
septic systems through its programs.
Note: Inspectors office hours may vary daily, it is best to call first and make an appointment. Inspectors are usually in office 8-9a and 4-5p.
ONSITE WASTEWATER/SEPTIC SYSTEMS
- Rules for Onsite Wastewater
- Application for Septic System Permit
- Application for Septic System Permit for a Barn or Barn Apartment
- Application for Septic System Repair
- Application for Septic System Recertification
- Application for Septic System Recertification for a Mobile Home
- Septic System Additional Resources
- Moore County Real Property Lookup (LRK)
Septic System Additional Resources
Restaurants, food stands and other places that prepare food for sale to the public must get a permit from the Health Department. These businesses are inspected 1 to 4 times per year, depending on the menu's complexity and the various cooking, cooling and reheating processes. The goal of each inspection is to identify and correct any conditions that might lead to foodborne illnesses.
- Inspection Grades
- Food Service Rules
- Restaurant Plan Review Application
- Street Festivals and Temporary Food Stands
- Restaurant Frequently Asked Questions
- Smoke Free Dining
- Food Service Additional Resources
CHILD CARE CENTERS
The Health Department inspects child care centers at least once every 6 months.
- Child Care Center Rules (PDF)
- NC Division of Child Development
- Child Care Resources
- Child Care Frequently Asked Questions
The Health Department provides inspections for all public and private schools that operate in Moore County. School buildings are inspected once a year, and the kitchens are inspected 4 times per year.
HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS
Rest homes and nursing homes are establishments that provide housing and general care for the aged. The Environmental Health division inspects these establishments at least once every 6 months.
Private Wells and Water Testing
The Moore County Health Department is committed to the protection of our groundwater resources in order to assure a safe and adequate supply of water for our citizens. Protection of this resource is accomplished through proper location, construction, permitting and inspection of wells.
- Rules for wells (PDF)
- List of well contractors
- Water testing application
- Application for Well Permit
- Well and water testing additional resources
Public Swimming Pools
The Health Department provides inspections for public swimming pools in Moore County. The inspections cover safety aspects and pool water quality to prevent the spread of disease and to protect the public’s health. Seasonal pools are permitted and inspected once per year. Year-round pools are inspected twice per year.
- Swimming Pool State Website (forms, operator training and guidance)
- Swimming Pool Rules
- Swimming Pool Yearly Renewal Application
- Safety and Depth Marking Guidelines
- CDC Design and Operation Guidelines
- CDC Disinfection and Remediation Guidelines
- CDC Healthy Swimming
Businesses that provide tattoo services are required to have tattoo artists that are permitted by the Moore County Health Department. The purpose of the inspection and permitting process is to assure that basic sanitary requirements are met in order to prevent the spread of disease.
- Tattoo Artist Rules
- Tattooing Artist Yearly Renewal Application
- Tattoo Artist Frequently Asked Questions
- Tattoo Additional Resources