For over 50 years, the Environmental Health Division has conducted regular inspections of food facilities, rental housing, swimming pools, well sealing and construction, lodging facilities, and community nuisances. The Environmental Health staff also responds to complaints about noise, toxic materials, air and water pollution.
The focus of the Rental Licensing and Inspection Program is to maintain the quality and stability of rental dwelling units which will preserve the value of land and buildings throughout Bloomington.
Bloomington requires that every dwelling unit being rented must have a rental license prior to renting, and inspectors annually inspect both the interior and exterior of all rental dwelling units within Bloomington. Inspection staff also respond to complaints concerning rental properties and systematically inspect the exterior of rental units throughout the year.
Environmental Health conducts systematic inspections of all residential and commercial areas within Bloomington. Each property is inspected for violations of the City’s Code and, if observed, orders are issued for those violations. A property that is issued orders is given a reasonable time period to comply with the orders.
The City of Bloomington maintains a food and hotel safety program to protect public health, prevent foodborne illness and meet consumer expectations for cleanliness.
Bloomington licenses and inspects about 180 public swimming pool and spas. From construction guidelines, plan review and routine inspections the City of Bloomington works with pool operators to ensure public pools and spas are maintained in a manner that minimizes public health risk.