Health Department

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  1. Emergency Management PSA #1

    Join Fire Chief J.J. Burke and former Director of Public Health Dave Mason in an informative Emergency Management PSA. Read on...
  2. Find your Boardwalk plank here!

    Find your Boardwalk Plank here! Once you know your plank number, it may be picked up at the Administration Office at the Sandwich Municipal Office Building located at 100 Route 6A, Sandwich, MA 02563. Read on...
  3. Sandwich Boardwalk Reconstruction

    The long-awaited reconstruction of the Sandwich Boardwalk is planned to begin the week of Tuesday, June 20, 2023. Read on...
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Go to the Town's YouTube page for lots of short videos on the town's proposed Water Infrastructure Investment Fund (WIIF) which will help implement the Town's Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan.


The Health Department implements and oversees the policies and regulations asSandwich Town Seal Extra Small mandated by the Board of Health, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Department of Environmental Protection with the responsibility of preserving and protecting the health of the community. The Health Department issues permits, licenses and conducts inspections for the following:

  • Bed and Breakfasts (B&B's)
  • Body Tanning
  • Cabins
  • Children's Recreational Camps
  • Food Service Establishments
  • Funeral Directors
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Mobile Food and Ice Cream
  • Parks and Camps
  • Private Drinking Water Wells
  • Public Swimming Pools
  • Retail Food Establishments
  • Septic Installers
  • Septic Systems
  • Sewage Haulers
  • Solid Waste Haulers
  • Stable Permits
  • Trailers

Other Concerns

Additionally, the Health Department addresses concerns of: 

  • Air Quality
  • Animal and Insect Control
  • Any Issues that Affect Public Health
  • Communicable Disease Reporting
  • Food Protection
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Noise Control

Board of Health Meeting Times

The Board of Health is comprised of three elected members serving three year terms. The Board of Health meets the 2nd Monday of the month as needed, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Offices:
100 Route 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563