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 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...
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...