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Health Regulations & Ordinances

This list includes only those regualtions or ordinances most frequently requested and that can be enforced by the Board of Health Inspectors. If you would like information on a regulation or ordinance not listed and enforced by Health Inspectors, please contact Permits, Inspection & Planning Services .



Section 4, BOG Reg- Dumpster & Waste Hauler Regulation
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Section 6, BOH Reg - Permit Fee Schedule
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Section 9, BOH Reg- Dwellings
This regulation is in addition to State Sanitary Code, Chapter II, Minimum Standards for Human Habitation, 105 CMR 410.00, City Ordinance, Section 9.40, Dwelling Units Inspections; Required and /or other applicable regulations.
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Section 18, BOH Reg- Food Regulations
This regulation is in addition to State Sanitary Code, Chapter X, Minimum Standards for Food Service Establishments and the 2009 Federal Food Code.
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Section19, BOH Reg - Body Art
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City Ordinance, Section 9.40 Rental Unit Inspections; Required
Rental units must be inspected by Board of Health Inspectors upon vacancy and before re-occupancy. Exceptions are made for owner occupied dwellings with three or fewer units. If you have any questions contact Permits, Inspections & Planning Services.
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Requirement for a Registered Sanitarian to Design Plans For Food Establishments
This requirement must be met by all applicants for Food Service Establishments as of November 20, 2017
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Section 21, Restricting the Sale and Use of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Systems
This section was last amended on November 9, 2017
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