Create a Website Account - Manage notification subscriptions, save form progress and more.
Addison Gilbert Hospital (located at 298 Washington Street, Gloucester) has a needle drop-off repository; the box is located in the rear entrance (near the Seacoast Nursing Home side) of the Hospital immediately upon walking through the sliding doors and is on the right side. For questions, please contact Addison Gilbert Hospital directly at 978-283-4000.
Show All Answers
Unless the animal's presence is causing a clear Massachusetts Health Code Violation, the Board of Health cannot have jurisdiction over the animal(s). Wildlife is protected under the State of Massachusetts; for more information, visit Mass.gov - Division of Fisheries and Wildlife page to review the Massachusetts Laws and Regulations that govern wildlife.
Yes. Before selling your home, you and/or your realtor should arrange to have a Title 5 Septic Inspection to determine the condition of your system. The inspector will write up a full report; this will get submitted to the Board of Health and the Health Agent will review the report. If the Inspector and/or Agent find that any repairs need to be made to have the system compliant with the Massachusetts DEP Title 5 Regulations, a Licensed Septic Installer will need to make the repairs. The Installer must be licensed in the Town of Rockport. For a list of Title 5 Inspectors, you may go to the MassDEP website.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection regulates the installation and oversight of septic systems in Massachusetts; these regulations are referred to as "Title 5". You may read about Title 5 and the rules and regulations that govern the installation, maintenance, and abandonment of septic systems on the Mass.gov - Septic Systems and Title 5 page.
Email John Coulon, Health Inspector, or call 978-546-3701 to give the name of the establishment, and the condition/violations/complaint, and he will investigate.
You should immediately contact your landlord/property manager to show them your concern and point out that you suspect that it may be mold. Your landlord/property manager should have an expert inspect the premises and remediate at once if so (at their expense). If you have attempted to work with your landlord/property manager and the problem/suspicion persists, contact the Health Agent to log a complaint and request an inspection (there is no cost for the inspection). Any and all violations will need to be remediated on a particular timetable. The Board of Health assesses a fine for violations not remediated; non-payment of the fines can result in a Housing Court Order and is punishable by Massachusetts Law.
The Centers for Disease Control is a good source for information about the various types of mold, mold remediation, and other useful insight; visit the Basic Facts about Mold and Dampness page on the CDC website for more information.
You may come into the office to see if the Board of Health has a copy of your system; if it's an older system, we may not have one; otherwise, you may come in and look through your file; copy charges apply. Large-format plans are $4/page.
You may bring unused or outdated medication to the Rockport Police Department at 168 Main Street.
For information about what to do about bats in your home, visit the Humane Society's website!