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 Department of Public Health is supporting National Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can visit the Ipswich High School, 134 High St., to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs. Read on...
In honor of National Volunteer Week, the Ipswich Public Health Department is encouraging residents to consider joining the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), a national network of volunteers who work to improve the health and safety of their communities. Read on...