Report a Concern

If your issue is an emergency, please call 911.

Animal Bites & Rabies

All animal bites and exposures to bats should be reported to the Washtenaw County Health Department. Our communicable disease staff is available to consult regarding the need for post-exposure prophylaxis for humans. We also coordinate testing for rabies on animals.

Clean Indoor Air & Smoking

The Clean Indoor Air Regulation prohibits smoking, including the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, e-cigarettes or similar devices, in public and private worksites and enclosed public places, such as stores, public buildings, reception areas and public transportation.

Communicable Disease Reporting

Physicians, labs, infection control practitioners, schools, child care centers, and other care providers are required to report certain diseases to the local health department. Currently, there are over 70 reportable diseases in Michigan.

Dead or Sick Bird Reporting

To report a dead or sick wild bird, please enter the information on the State of Michigan Sick or Dead Bird and Mammal Reporting Website or call 517-336-5030. For domestic birds experiencing severe illness or multiple death losses, contact Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development at 800-292-3939 (daytime) or 517-373-0440 (nights and weekends). The Washtenaw County Health Department does not test dead or sick birds for diseases. 

Foodborne Illness (Food Poisoning)

If you believe you have gotten sick from food you ate at a restaurant, grocery store, event or other food service facility in Washtenaw County, please report it to our office.

Food Service Establishments

Common food service establishment complaints we receive include restaurant employees not wearing gloves while handling food, insects in the establishment, unlicensed food service, or other unsanitary conditions.

Grocery Store, Convenience Store, Gas Station, or Food Processing Facility

To report a complaint about a grocery store, convenience store, gas station, or food processing facility, please report the concerns to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), which is the agency that licenses and inspects these facilities.

Housing, Sanitation & Environmental

The Environmental Health Division responds to housing complaints and other issues involving unsanitary conditions. Common complaints we receive include mold in an apartment, bedbugs in a motel, sewage surfacing from a failing septic system, and tattoos being performed in an unlicensed location.