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. Polished- Preventative Dental Care Program for Children and Adults

    Polished will be at Town Hall, Room C, on Wednesday, April 19th from 9-5pm providing FREE dental screenings, cleanings, sealants and fluoride for children by appointment only. Read on...
  2. Volunteers Wanted for the Medical Reserve Corps

    The Ipswich Public Health Department is seeking individuals who are interested in joining the local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Topsfield Regional Medical Reserve Corps. You can join at Read on...

    Property owners who want to exclude their property from the application of pesticides, such as spraying for mosquito control, must notify the Town Clerk in writing before March 1, 2017. Read on...
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