Brown County Health Department

Brown County Indiana Health Department

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Welcome to the Brown County Health Department

The Brown County Health Department encourages organized community efforts to address public health issues by applying medical, scientific and technical knowledge to prevent disease and promote health.

Last Updated 5/29/2018

201 Locust Lane
P.O. Box 281
Nashville, Indiana 47448      
Phone: (812) 988-2255
Fax: (812) 988-5601 

Please call the front office staff if you have any questions about: Septic Permits, Septic Searches or Spec Sheets.
The Brown County Health Department now accepts credit or debit cards. We also accept cash (when paying in person), personal checks, money orders and cashier's checks.
NEW! Forms for the Brown County Health Department are now accessible on both the individual services pages and on the Links/Forms page to help make finding and downloading our forms easier.
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2018 Restaurant License Renewals

The Annual Food Permit application for Brown County for 2018 is now available. Completed application forms and payment are due between January 2nd and January 31st. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot take money prior to January 2nd.

For seasonal operations, licenses need to be renewed prior to opening.  Special events (i.e. Valentines Day openings) licensing must be in place. All year/ non-seasonal permits paid after the 31st of January will be subject to a $10/day fine.

Original signed copy of the application are required to issue the license.  We cannot accept scanned copies. You can mail this signed form to us or drop it off at the office. We do take credit and debit cards, money orders and cash.  Please call the office if you have any questions.

Annual Licensing Letter 2018.docx
Annual License Application 2018.docx
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Food Manager's Certification Class

This ServSafe food safety course will be held at the Brown County Annex Building in the Salmon Room. Next class August 8th and 10th. You must attend both days (Class will start at 8:30AM on the 22nd and run until 12:30PM. On the 23rd the class will start at 8:30AM and run until 2:30PM. This is the 7th edition text. The 6th edition of the text can be used with the updates that will be distributed. Indiana Food Code requires that one person be certified as a food manager. The cost of the class is $125 and includes all required materials and the certification exam. If you have already purchased the text the cost of the class is $50. Space is limited to 10 participants so please reserve early. Certification is good for 5 years. All food businesses except non-profits or those selling only pre-packaged foods are required to have a certified food Manager on staff.
Contact Jennifer Heller Rugenstein, EHS at the Brown County Health Department for more details. (812) 988-2255
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Food Safety Education Class

This FREE food safety class can be provided either at the County Building or your restaurant or food service establishment. This is a basic class that discusses the ways to help prevent food borne illness and is geared towards service staff, dishwashers, kitchen help and management. This is not a certified class and will not meet the requirements for a Certified Food Handler, but it will give staff a working knowledge of the reasons behind some of the Food Code regulations.
Contact Jennifer Heller Rugenstein, EHS at the Brown County Health Department to set up a time and location for presentations. (812) 988-2255
Community Health Resources:
Adult Stay Well Clinics are held monthly at Hickory Ridge.  Nurses perform general screenings for no charge at these clinics.
Important Health Information:
For current information on safety concerns in Indiana, please contact the State Board of Health web page at:
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact our office at:
Phone: (812) 988-2255