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
The Ipswich Public Health Dept. is offering in-home flu vaccines to seniors over 60 years of age that make an appointment through the Senior Center. Call 978-356-6650 to have an Action Ambulance paramedic safely administer the flu vaccine in your home. Read on...
More than ever our outdoor time is valued and appreciated, but it's important to protect yourself from mosquito-borne illnesses during the summer and fall. Follow the tips provided in the short video from Public Health Director, Colleen Fermon. Read on...