Housing and Institutions

Putnam County Health Department’s Housing Division issues permits and inspects a wide range of facilities with the purpose of ensuring a clean, safe and sanitary environment.


The Putnam County Health Department permits the following types of facilities:


Putnam County Health Department inspects all permitted establishments in each program a minimum of two times a year, except public schools, which are inspected bi-annually. While child care facilities and mobile home parks have their own rules and regulations for inspections, programs such as bed & breakfasts, hotels/motels, public/private schools and public facilities are governed by the West Virginia’s General Sanitation Regulation.

Water & Sewage Inspections for Lending Institutions

Putnam County Health Department also conducts evaluations of water and sewage systems for lending institutions. Lending institutions require that a home with an individual sewage disposal system be inspected and approved before the closing of the sale. This is not a state-mandated program, however the Putnam County Health Department has, for many years, offered this important service to report the actual conditions found, regardless of who requests the service.


If you have any complaints you would like us to investigate, please fill out this form. You can also email or call us.

Contact Information

Phone: (304) 757-2541 | Fax: (304) 757-7287
Email: putnamlhd@wv.gov
Physical Address: 11878 Winfield Road, Winfield, WV 25213
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 892, Winfield, WV 25213