The mission of the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department is to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote public health through:

  • Prevention and control of environmental health hazards
  • Prevention and control of diseases
  • Prevention and control of health problems of particularly vulnerable populations
  • Development of health care facilities and health services delivery systems
  • Regulation of health care facilities and health services systems to the extent provided by law

Community Health Needs Assessment



Increase in Environmental Health Fees:  Effective November 1, 2018, the fees for environmental health services such as permits, evaluations, licenses, surveys, etc. will increase.  A detailed fee schedule can be seen by clicking on the link below:

Environmental Health Fees Effective Nov 1, 2018.

Septic Smart: It is a good time to think about your septic system - helping to protect its longevity, your health, and the environment by maintaining its components.   For information and tips on how to maintain your septic system go to:

Emergency Alerts: Benzie County residents can now sign up for free to receive emergency alerts to their phone or email through the CodeRED Notification System. Click the picture below to access the sign-up page.

Payments: As of January 1, 2018 the Health Department is no longer accepting credit cards.

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