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. DRUG ADDICTION AWARENESS

    Understanding Drug Addiction Read on...
  2. SUICIDE PREVENTION

    September is Suicide Prevention Month Read on...
  3. MOSQUITO UPDATE

    The Public Health Department advises that mosquito-borne illnesses including West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis have been detected in surrounding communities. At this time there have not been any positive samples identified in Ipswich. Read on...
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