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. Influenza (Flu) Clinic

    The Ipswich Board of Health will offer a flu clinic on Tuesday, October 17th from 1:30-3:30 PM in the Council on Aging Cafeteria, Town Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich. Read on...
  2. What Every Parent Must Know About Your Teen’s Brain Development

    There is increasing attention to teenager brain development and its impact on how teens behave and take risks - such as using alcohol and drugs - and what this means for parents of teens. Come learn what you can do to keep teens safer and substance-free . Read on...
  3. Ipswich Public Health Department Encourages Individuals and Families to Plan Ahead for Emergencies

    The Ipswich Public Health Department is promoting emergency preparedness during September which is National Preparedness Month. The Public Health Department is offering residents free emergency planning guides, grocery totes, flashlights and pill cases. Read on...
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