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. Mosquito Control in the Town of Ipswich

    The Best Management Practice Plan for Ipswich is reviewed and approved by the Board of Health annually. This year it will be reviewed at the March 9, 2020 Board of Health meeting to be held in Room C of Town Hall, 25 Green Street at 5:30pm. Read on...
  2. Board of Health Vacany Announcement

    The Board of Health has an open seat and invites the residents of Ipswich to consider volunteering. An online application is available on the board, committee and commission page of Read on...
  3. Pesticide Exclusion Request

    Residents who request their property be excluded from all pesticide applications (including larvicide as well as adulticide) must comply with the legal process to exempt their property (333 CMR Section 13.03). Read on...
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