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 Public Health Department is reminding residents about the importance of protecting themselves against tick-borne illnesses. Although tick bites can happen year-round, they are especially prevalent during the summer. Read on...
The Good Samaritan Law, which was signed into law in 2012, provides protection from charge, prosecution and conviction for possession or use of controlled substances when an overdose victim or witness seeks medical attention. Read on...
The Town of Ipswich invites homeowners with failed septic systems to apply for a Betterment Loan under the Town’s Septic Management Betterment Program. The program is being utilized to help homeowners upgrade or repair their septic system. Read on...