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Swain County Health Department

Environmental Health

Promotes and protects public health through routine inspection of restaurants, motels, schools, swimming pools, day cares, etc. Proper design, inspection of sewage disposal systems, water quality sampling, rabies investigation, meth lab cleanup oversight and Environmental Health complaint investigation.

Carbon Monoxide Detector Notice (pdf)

This is to inform the owners/managers of any hotels, motels, bed and breakfast inns, bed and breakfast homes, summer camps, primitive camps, and resident camps whom are located in Swain County or in the Swain County section of the Qualla Boundary new legislation regarding the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in your facility. The information below was copied from a position statement given by The Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.

Environmental Health Public Records Search Request


Health Department
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
545 Center Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Alison Cochran, Director
828-488-3198 x2002
Fax 828-488-8672

Amber Frost, Assistant Health Director
828-488-3198 x 2025

Suzanne Howard, Operations Director
828-488-3198 x 2003

Brent Jones, Environmental Health Supervisor
828-488-3198 x 2028

Office Hours:
Closed for lunch 12:00-1:00
7:45 am – 4:45 pm
Monday – Friday