The Health and Safety Board is a board of citizens chosen by Hamilton County
Commissioners to address health and safety issues on personal property in
the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County. The Board operates under
rules and regulations regarding minimum property standards adopted through resolution
by the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners in 1999.
If you have complaints or concerns regarding a property in your area please
contact us at 423/209-8110
Examples of Structural Public Health & Safety Problems:
Debris and junk scattered on property
Unsecured appliances on property
Burned out buildings
Examples of Aquatic Public Health & Safety Problems:
Potential violations are discovered through citizen complaints, referrals from other
agencies, inspector observations in an assigned area and systematic inspections
in a target area. Once a complaint is received, an inspector will conduct an investigation
to determine if there is an ordinance violation. If there is a violation, the inspector
may notify the owner in writing.
Should the owner fail to comply, court action can be initiated at any time after
the second follow-up inspection. The department utilizes the General Sessions Environmental
Court to resolve cases where the violator has voluntarily failed to comply
If you have concerns regarding your property you may request a consultation with
the Health and Safety Officer. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 423/209-8110.