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Water Quality Testing

The Taney County Health Department’s lab is certified for drinking water testing. Tests can be run for nitrates, nitrites, total coliform and e-coli. Samples are accepted in our office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You may come by our office at any time to pick-up a sample kit.

The charge for nitrate/ nitrite testing is $3.00/ test, and the charge for coliform and e-coli testing is $10.00 (unofficial sample) or $40.00 (official sample).

Click here for more information about our water quality testing.

For additional information on water quality, see: the EPA's information on drinking water.

Food Safety

Taney County is home to more than 650 food establishments. It is the Environmental Services section's responsibility to ensure that each of these establishments operates in accordance with the rules and regulations for the public's safety.

For more information on our Food Safety Program, please click here.

Click here to view inspection reports for Taney County food establishments.


Lodging facilities include area motels, hotels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts. These are inspected on an annual basis under state guidelines for health, safety, and sanitation by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. For more information call (573)751-6089

For the complete Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Lodging Manual, which covers Missouri laws for lodging establishments, click here.

Swimming Pools and Spas

More information on swimming pool and spa inspections.

Child Care Facilities

All licensed and license exempt child care facilities are inspected under state guidelines annually. The environmental portions of the inspection include sanitation, health and safety. Any questions involving day cares may be answered by calling the State Department of Health Child Care Department. For more information call (417) 334-4544 Ext 247.

Tattoo and Massage Therapy

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Sewer and Septic Systems

The Taney County Sewer District regulates septic systems in Taney County. Any new or repair of an existing system must be permitted and inspected by the sewer district. The Health Department assists the sewer district in the enforcement of the state and county ordinances. For more information or complaints, call: (417) 546-7221 or (417) 334-4544.

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Forsyth Office:      15479 State Highway 160, Forsyth, MO 65653   Phone: 417-546-4725 or 1-888-707-4725        Fax: 417-546-4727
Branson Office:               320 Rinehart Road, Branson, MO 65616    Phone: 417-334-4544 or 1-888-294-9530        Fax: 417-335-5727

Animal Care & Control Center: 255 Critter Trail, Hollister, MO 65672    Phone: 417-332-0172 Fax: 417-332-2672        Fax: 417-332-2672