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Health & Sanitation


201 State St. · Second Floor
Boone, IA 50036
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Contact Information

515-432-1636 (Fax)

Our Team

Mike Salati
County Sanitarian
Ed Tharp
Code Enforcement Officer, Environmental Health Specialist
Wanda Cox
Administrative Assistant

Health & Sanitation

Planning and Development and Health and Sanitation LogoThe Health and Sanitation Department is responsible for managing and coordinating the following activities in Boone County:

  • Septic System permitting and inspection 
  • The Keep Boone County Healthy Program 
  • Environmental Health and Nuisance Complaints 
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Salvage Yard Permitting and Inspection 
  • The Grants to Counties Well Program 
  • The Boone County Board of Health (Secretary and Staffing)

Any questions can be referred to at 515-433-0506 or by email to Ed Tharp at

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Mission Statement

The mission of Boone County is to be accountable to its citizens in providing innovative and high-quality government services in an economical, fair, professional, and courteous manner to enhance and protect the health, welfare, and safety of those who live and work in Boone County.