Public Health

The Department of Public Health is responsible for permitting and inspecting entities to ensure compliance with local Board of Health Regulations and State Sanitary Codes and Environmental Codes.  Areas of responsibility include:
  • Air Pollution
  • Bathing Beaches
  • Beavers and Muskrats
  • Body Art
  • Disease Prevention and Surveillance
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Food Establishments
  • Funeral Directors
  • Housing
  • Mosquito Control
  • Motels
  • Nuisances
  • Noisome and Noxious Trades (Piggeries, Slaughterhouses)
  • Pesticides
  • Private Water Supply Wells
  • Public and Semi-Public Pools
  • Recreational Camps For Children
  • Septic Systems, Septage and Sludge
  • Smoking and Tobacco
  • Tanning Facilities

The Department of Public Health carries out the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Health conferred or imposed by law.   Public Health Overview

 

  1. Mosquito Surveillance

    The mosquito surveillance traps are going to be deployed by Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control District during the week of May 11-15th, 2020. Read on...
  2. Wellness Clinic at Caroline Avenue Cancelled

    The Wellness Clinic offered on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 Caroline Avenue has been cancelled until further notice due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  3. Pesticide Exclusion Request

    Residents who request their property be excluded from all pesticide applications (including larvicide as well as adulticide) must comply with the legal process to exempt their property (333 CMR Section 13.03). Read on...
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