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Board of Health

Fargo Cass Public Health's Board of Health oversees the operations of the Health Department. The Board's responsibilities include:

  • investigating nuisances, sources of filth and causes of sickness, and establishing regulations to prevent them.
  • adopting quarantine and sanitary measures when infections or contagious disease exist in Fargo and/or Cass County.
  • inspecting buildings, lots and other areas to ensure that public health and safety are protected.
  • making recommendations to the Fargo City Commission and Cass County Commission about ordinances needed to protect public health and safety.
  • maintaining required records and reports for the Department of Health.
  • preparing a budget for Fargo Cass Public Health which is submitted to the City Commission for approval.


   Core Essential Services

  • Prevent epidemic and the spread of disease
  • Protect against environmental hazards
  • Prevent injuries
  • Promote and encourage healthy behaviors
  • Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery
  • Assure the quality and accessibility to health services