*Update on Title 5 Regulation Amendments*
Review the proposed amendments by clicking the links below:
Check the MassDEP Nitrogen Sensitive Area Address Lookup Map to determine if you are in a NSA:
If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the points of contact below:
Title 5 Hotline at 617-292-5673, or send an email to DEP.Title5@mass.gov
The Health Department is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local public health laws, rules, and regulations. Public Health is a dynamic field which requires participation in a multitude of different coalitions, committees, task forces, and other community organizations. This office conducts inspections, issues permits and licenses, offers trainings and resources, maintains vital records and databases, and facilitates biweekly Board of Health meetings. The Health Agent, Assistant Health Agent, and Health Inspector are regularly attending conferences and seminars to keep abreast of new public health issues while maintaining continued education units required by the division of professional licensure.
The Board Health is a five member elected board which typically meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Meetings will be held either remotely, hybrid, or in person at one of the Town Meeting Rooms at 5:30 P.M. A public comment period is held during each meeting if you wish to speak before the Board on non-agenda items. Please click here to review the procedures for public comment. If you would like to be heard before the Board of Health for waivers or variances, requests must be submitted in writing to the Health Department no later than noon a week prior to the scheduled meeting date. Six copies of your request are required and must include explicit details as to what you intend to discuss at said meeting. There is a filing fee for hearings. Special meetings may be held if the need arises. Please check with the office as to when the next tentative meeting date is before filing or notifying abutters. An electronic copy of your completed application is also required.
The Board members volunteer their time to address a variety of public health issues. They serve a three year term on an alternating schedule so that not all members are up for re-election at any one time. It is the responsibility of the Board members to discuss and vote on Title 5 variance and waiver requests, non-compliance issues, promulgate and amend local regulations, approve Landfill operations, and address any other health concerns raised by the office or public.