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. Public Hearing-Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places

    The Board of Health will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm, Town Hall, Room C, to discuss the repeal of Environmental Tobacco Regulation and the adoption of a regulation, Prohibiting Smoking in Workplaces and Public Places. Read on...
  2. National Drug Take Back Day

    On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents can visit the Ipswich Middle/High School, located at 134 High St., to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs. The free event will be sponsored by Ipswich Police and Ipswich Aware. Read on...
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