Fax: 262-636-9165After-hours Public Health Emergencies:
730 Washington Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.1:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M
City of Racine Public Health Department
PLEASE NOTE: Personnel are available for in-office consultations from 8-10 AM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). If you would like to make an appointment, call the Environmental Health Division at 262-636-9203.
The City of Racine Public Health Department's Environmental Health Division provides programs and services to help ensure the safety and well-being of Racine's residents and visitors alike.
Info about pet licenses, pet fancier permits, urban chicken permits, and other animal concerns.
Licensing info for body art establishments (including tattoos and piercing).
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Keep your children safe from the dangers of lead poisoning.
Food Safety and Licensing
Licensing info for restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food vendors & more, plus how to report a concern.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the most often asked questions about the Environmental Health Division.
Household Hazardous Waste
Proper disposal of household hazardous waste, such as cleaners and solvents, is important for keeping the environment safe.
Lodging Facility Licensing
Licensing info for operators of lodging facilities, such as hotels and motels.
Learn about resources for properly disposing of old or unneeded medications.
Info about temporary noise variance permits and compliance with noise ordinances.
Pet Shop Licensing
Licensing info for pet shops.
Private Well Water Testing
Regular testing of private wells used for drinking water is recommended by the WI DNR.
Property Rental and Housing
Important info for both tenants and rental property owners.
Public Pool Licensing
Licensing info for operators of public pools and other public water or swimming attractions.
Radon is a dangerous radioactive gas that can leak into homes through your basement or foundation.
Restaurant inspection reports are available for review.
Safely dispose of sharps, including syringes, lancets, and other sharp medical instruments.
Temporary Food Events
Information for food vendors who plan to sell at temporary events such as fairs, carnivals, or sporting events.
Tourist Rooming Houses / Short-Term Rentals
Rental of a whole or partial residence to visitors for less than 30 days is commonly known as a Short-Term Rental.
Weights & Measures Program
The Weights & Measures Program protects consumers by ensuring pumps, scales, and similar products are accurate.
2023 Racine County Environmental Health Profile
Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin
CDC: Food Safety and Preventing Food Poisoning
Choosing Which Fish to Eat
Guidelines for Safe Consumption of Wisconsin Fish
Choose Wisely - A Health Guide for Eating Fish in Wisconsin
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