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:
Beavers and Muskrats
Disease Prevention and Surveillance
Noisome and Noxious Trades (Piggeries, Slaughterhouses)
Private Water Supply Wells
Public and Semi-Public Pools
Recreational Camps For Children
Septic Systems, Septage and Sludge
Smoking and Tobacco
The Department of Public Health carries out the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Health conferred or imposed by law. Public Health Overview
There is increasing attention to teenager brain development and its impact on how teens behave and take risks - such as using alcohol and drugs - and what this means for parents of teens. Come learn what you can do to keep teens safer and substance-free . Read on...
The Ipswich Public Health Department is promoting emergency preparedness during September which is National Preparedness Month. The Public Health Department is offering residents free emergency planning guides, grocery totes, flashlights and pill cases. Read on...