Environmental health programs protect Minnesotans from environmental hazards by ensuring that they have clean drinking water, safe food, sanitary lodgings, and protection from hazardous materials and public health nuisances in their environment. The Division of Environmental Health at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) operates programs in those areas to achieve that goal.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has a delegation agreement with some local health agencies (city, county) to provide licenses for food, beverage, and lodging establishments in Minnesota. MDH is responsible for the remaining areas of the state.
The Minnesota Department of health controls this for Sibley County.