Public Health Nuisances

The Story County Environmental Health Department can provide identification and consultative advice to the general public regarding Environmental Health nuisances including vectors, rodents, and the controls needed to lessen exposure. Our staff responds to complaints in residential areas and can provide advice to county residents.

Story County Public Health Nuisance Regulation

Nuisance Complaint Form


This document will offer you some helpful information about rodents, the health concerns they pose and how to ensure that your property won't become a haven for unwanted pest.

Junk Vehicles/Debris

Accumulating debris can be a nuisance for many reasons. Not only can it pose a health risk by creating a habitat for rodents and other wild animals, but it also creates vector control problems in regard to mosquitos.

Any area which allows ponding of water or even a moist environment will increase the mosquito population greatly.

Open Dumping

To report illegal dumping contact the Iowa Department of Natural Resources field office for the Story County area.

IDNR Field Office #5
401 SW 7th Street, Suite 1
Des Moines Iowa 50309
(515) 725-0218