Board of Health


  • Town Hall Annex
    26 Broadway
    Rockport, MA 01966




New: Title 5 Inspection Reports, Approved Septic Plans, As-Builts, and Certificates of Compliance Available on the Septic Systems page.

The Rockport Board of Health's mission is to promote and protect public health; the Board oversees health and safety concerns with respect to retail food establishments, septic systems, public beaches, semi-public pools, hot tubs, sanitary housing issues, recreational camps for children, disease surveillance and reporting, emergency preparedness, and more.

The Health Agent oversees water quality/safety of beaches and swimming pools, septic system installations and repairs, and soil test witnessing.

The Health Inspector handles establishment inspections and permitting, housing complaints and concerns, public event inquiries, and all COVID inquiries outside of contact tracing, and ensures the safety of the food establishments and residences in town.

The Public Health Nurse is responsible for disease surveillance, reporting, contact tracing, and patient treatment (if necessary) and works with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The Animal Inspector enforces rabies protocols and quarantines and performs barn inspections. They are responsible for the overall health of the Town's animal population.

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