Public Health

** National Public Health Week will be from April 3 to 9. Join us throughout the week to celebrate public health! *

Under the direction of the Lexington Board of Health, the mission of the Lexington Office of Public Health is to prevent disease and promote wellness in order to protect and improve the health and quality of life of its residents, visitors, and workforce.

This charge is carried out by the implementation of:

  • Community health disease prevention and surveillance programs
  • Public health education outreach and empowerment programs
  • Environmental health permit and code enforcement inspection activities
  • Public health emergency planning efforts conducted locally and as a region


All permit applications can be filled out online. We do not accept paper permit applications. Visit the Public Health Permit Applications page for more information.