Board of Health

COVID-19 Information

About Us

The Board of Health is responsible for safeguarding the health of the town's residents. Their specific responsibilities include:

  • Issuing permits for septic systems;
  • Dealing with safe disposal of night soil;
  • Monitoring ground water for possible contaminants;
  • Monitoring leaching from the landfill;
  • Regulating the use of underground fuel storage tanks;
  • Inspects and licensing food establishments;
  • Monitoring the quality of pond and lake water to safeguard the shellfish supply;
  • Issuing tent permits;
  • Inspect and test for lead paint;
  • Providing public information and education on common health hazards.

The Board of Health is the only board that may pass a regulation without a public hearing.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Marina Lent Administrator / Inspector (508) 645-2105
Forrest Filler Temporary Asst. Health Inspector