Environmental/Field Services (Community Resources/External Links)

The Environmental/Field Services program strives to provide a sanitary and healthy environment for the residents of Robeson County while conducting services in a professional, efficient and cost effective manner. Environmental/Field Services Services include the following:

Food, Lodging and Institutions

Responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Plan review
  • Permitting and inspecting restaurants, food stands, mobile food units, schools/cafeterias, meat markets, rest/nursing homes, child daycares, adult daycares, lodging, seafood markets, mental health facilities, residential care homes, spa/swimming pools and tattoo/piercing establishments
  • Complaint investigations
  • In-house food handling classes offered six times a year

On-Site Wastewater

Responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Site/soil evaluations for the placement of on- site wastewater systems up to 3,000 gallons/day
  • Inspect and issue operation permits for all septic tank systems
  • Inspect and permit all mobile home parks
  • Conduct water, sewage and sanitation inspection on all migrant housing
  • Inspect the construction of all private drinking water wells
  • Collect water samples
  • Investigate complaints

Environmental/Field Services Fee Schedule

Site Evaluation

Single Family Dwelling


Business (3,000 gallons per day)


Mobile Home Parks


Existing Systems

Relocation (no upgrade)


Mobile Home Park authorization/connection


Water Samples












Tattoo Artist annual fee (per artist)



Piercing Establishment annual fee


Swimming Pool (Public)

Annual fee for public pool (permit)



Private Drinking Water Well Permit*


Private Drinking Water Well Repair Permit


*Includes applicable water samples

Food, Lodging & Institutions

Temporary Food Establishments