Health Department

The Health Department is located in the basement of the Parke County Courthouse.

The Sanitarian is Liddy Dowd-Wright. Telephone number is 765-569-4071.
Or you may choose to email Liddy at

Local Health Department guidance and application documents can be downloaded by selecting 'Notices' on the menu bar, then selecting 'Health Department'.

The sanitarian is responsible for the Environmental Health Division of the Parke County Health Department. The Environmental Health Division is broken down into three categories that are Food Protection, Wastewater and General Environmental.

The Food Protection Program inspects, regulates and permits all food establishments including restaurants, bed & breakfast establishments, certified kitchens, caterers, farmer’s market vendors that are not home based vendors, and temporary or mobile food establishments operating in Parke County per Food Protection Ordinance No 4, Parke County Indiana and 410 IAC 7-24. Further information regarding rules and regulations in Indiana may be found at

The Wastewater program inspects, regulates and permits all residential septic systems per 410 IAC 6-8.2. All repairs to septic systems and installations of septic system require a permit from the health department. Further information concerning rules and regulations can be found at

The General Environmental program oversees tourist homes, well water safety, meth homes, environmental complaints, public pools and campgrounds (that are not regulated by Indiana State Department of Health), and we are currently developing an Integrated Pest Program that will develop a community wide mosquito control program.