Environmental Health

The Department of Environmental Health protects the health, safety, and consumer rights of those who live, work or visit in West Allis. By conducting inspections of food service establishments and events, tattoo and body art facilities, and establishments that sell items by weight, the Division promotes safe practices, prevents the potential spread of disease, and assures that consumers receive the amount of goods they pay for.

Food Safety & Inspection

The food inspection program conducts annual and periodic inspections of food service establishments, mobile vendors, and temporary events. Specialists also provide food safety training and consultations, review plans and conduct pre-occupancy inspections. 

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Health Inspection reports can be found here.

Pests, Rodents & Animals

Norway RatRodents are an increasing nuisance in the world of urban pests; in order to prevent rodents from finding a home on your property we advise the following steps

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Lead Poisoning & Prevention

lead chips in paintLead exposure in young children can cause reduced IQ and attention span, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and a range of other health and behavioral effects. Most exposures occur in homes or daycares built before 1978 where lead-based paint has deteriorated because of deferred maintenance or where lead hazards have been created through renovation done without using lead-safe work practices- DHS Wisconsin.

Lead-safe renovator certification and company certification is required beginning April 22, 2010. Learn more about Wisconsin's Lead-Safe Renovation Rule, including downloadable facts, guidance documents and a list of training providers of the Lead-Safe Renovator course: visit Wisconsin's Lead program at Wisconsin Lead Program

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complaint.jpgYou can file your complaint in three ways:

Contact the health department at 414-302-8600, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please realize our staff is in the field for portions of the day, it is best to contact them prior to 9:30 a.m, or between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Email an Environmentalist (see Environmental Health Staff contact information for email listing.)

File a complaint on the city's main website

Please realize that contact information (your name, address, address of complaint, and a phone number) are required, so that we can obtain the appropriate information prior to an investigation of the complaint. Failure to provide the necessary information may delay the investigation findings.