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. Flu Clinic for Residents Ages 65 and Older

    The Ipswich Public Health Department, in conjunction with the Council on Aging, will hold a free flu clinic for residents ages 65 and older, by appointment only, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the COA Cafeteria, Town Hall, 25 Green St. Read on...
  2. Ipswich Board of Health Announces Syringe Services Program

    The Board of Health announces that a syringe services program for town residents will begin on August 2, 2022. The Board authorized the services program in June after public meetings. Read on...
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