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Board of Health

Board of Health

Local boards of health in Massachusetts are empowered by state law to perform many crucial and important duties relative to the protection of the public health, control of disease, promotion of sanitary living conditions and the protection of the environment from pollution. This includes performing restaurant, public pool and housing inspections as well as reviewing plans for private wells and septic systems and investigating nuisance complaints. Enforcement of state and local regulations regarding residential camps, refuse hauling, tobacco sales and body art establishments are also required.

Meeting Times

Due to the current health situation, the Dalton Board of Health is conducting their monthly meetings via Zoom the first Monday of the Month at 4:30pm.  These meetings remain open to the public and will be posted as required by law on

Beaver Conflict Resolution

Body Art Practitioners


Food Establishments

Recreational Camps for Children

Septic System

Tobacco Sales

Private Wells

Swimming Pool

Solid Waste

Septage Hauler Permit