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 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: Effective January 1, 2018 the Health Department is no longer accepting credit cards.

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