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Along with cash and checks made payable to St. Charles County Government, the Department of Public Health accepts payment for selected services using VISA, MasterCard or Discover.
In addition, online payments of birth/death records may be ordered with a credit card at an additional cost using a third-party vendor.
Visit our Vital Records page for details about birth/death records. Visit our U.S. passport page to learn about first-time applications of passport books or cards.
Please visit our Food page for further information.
The goal of the St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection's mosquito control program is to decrease the number of disease-carrying pests that cause a nuisance to the general population. We target breeding sites that harbor larvae and spray during evening hours for flying adult mosquitoes. In addition, we educate residents on the importance of eliminating potential breeding sites around their community.
Visit our Recycling page to learn more.
We always have a variety of dogs and cats (and sometimes even have other animals) ready and waiting to go into their forever home. Puppies and kittens are most prevalent in the spring and summer months, but can sometimes be available over the winter months as well. Our adoption program has been so successful that we suggest you come in personally and view the animals available for adoption.
Although we can give you some information on what is available on the telephone, it is very likely that the animal that sounds like the pet you want will be gone when you come in. Some animals are adopted within minutes of being put in the adoption area!
We do get a lot of small dogs and some of our animals are purebred. If you are seeking a specific breed or aged animal, we suggest that you check the shelter as often as you can.
And, once at the facility, you will be asked to complete an adoption application, which will be kept on file for up to 90 days. On this application, you can mark your "Wish List," and we will attempt to contact you should that animal become available. However, please understand that all animals are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please visit our Missing/Found Pets page.
Visit our Permanent Food Establishment web page or call 636-949-1800.
Please visit our Temporary Food Events & Farmers Markets page.
A farmers market, temporary food establishment or mobile food unit license is required for vendors at farmers markets who handle, prepare or serve:
The above item list is not all-inclusive, because it would be impossible to imagine all the items that a vendor may wish to serve. Vendors unsure of whether or not serving their goods at a Farmers Market may require a food license should call 636-949-1800 for assistance.
Please note that, any person engaged in the business of operating a food establishment without a license as required by the St. Charles County Food Code shall be subjected to a fine of $500 for each offense. Section 8-601.11.
A license is not required for vendors who serve:
The test kits for private drinking water supplies are available at our office, during regular business hours. There is no charge for the kit itself, however the state laboratory will bill you $10 for the completed analysis.
Appointments are required for all services (except those involving vital records and the passport program). Please consult the Division of Health Services program sections for more information.
Please see the Immunizations, Lab Services and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) pages under the Division of Health Services website for information specific to those programs.
You can apply for one at the St. Charles County Department of Public Health. You can call us at 636-949-7558.
An application (PDF) for a copy of a birth or death certificate may be downloaded and brought to the health department. Applications are also available at the health department during business hours. For an additional convenience fee, you may complete the application online and have it delivered to your home.