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Visit our Permanent Food Establishment web page or call 636-949-1800.
Please visit our Temporary Food Events & Farmers Markets page.
A temporary food establishment or mobile food unit permit is required for vendors at farmers markets who handle, prepare or serve:
The above item list is not all-inclusive, because it would be impossible to imagine all the items that a vendor may wish to serve. Vendors unsure of whether or not serving their goods at a Farmers Market may require a Temporary Food Permit should call 636-949-1800 for assistance.
Please note that, any person engaged in the business of operating a food establishment without a permit as required by the St. Charles County Food Code shall be subjected to a fine of 5 hundred dollars ($500) for each offense. Section 8-601.11.
A permit is not required for vendors who serve:
Visit our Recycling page to learn more.
The goal of the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection's mosquito control program is to decrease the number of disease-carrying pests that cause a nuisance to the general population. We target breeding sites that harbor larvae and spray during evening hours for flying adult mosquitoes. In addition, we educate residents on the importance of eliminating potential breeding sites around their community.
The test kits for private drinking water supplies are available at our office, during regular business hours. There is no charge for the kit itself, however the state laboratory will bill you $10 for the completed analysis.
St. Charles County began using Pursuit 4-4 ULV for insect treatment in 2015.
All organizations operating a temporary food establishment are required to obtain a permit from the Division of Environmental Health and Protection. All applications for a temporary food establishment must include a Commissary Agreement. There may be a fee required along with this permit, although some organizations are exempt. Please complete the Temporary Food Facility License Application. Please call 636-949-1800 if you have questions.
While there are formulas for determining the precise amount of chlorine to use for disinfection, many homeowners do not know the depth of their well, making calculations difficult. One gallon of household chlorine bleach or 1 pound of chlorine tablets will adequately disinfect the average well in our area. If you have an extremely deep well, over 600 feet, you may use an extra half gallon of bleach, or ½ pound of tablets. Chlorine tablets are preferable for wells over 400 feet, where they will sink to the lower depths more readily.After removing your well cap or cistern cover; use the following procedure to disinfect your well:
Each of these alternatives has its positive and negative points that will require doing a little homework. You will want to research your options and make a decision based upon initial cost; maintenance and repair; and resale value. Do web searches using the key words: hydrogen sulfide, water, and treatment. Visit the library and look for books or articles on water treatment and well water supplies. Talk to your neighbors about what they have done in response to the problem. Once you've gotten a good idea of what you want, contact several water treatment companies and plumbers to locate 1 who can install the system to fit your needs.