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Board of Health
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Administrative Assistant
Address:
21 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569
Phone:
508-278-8600 x8
Fax:
631-223-4307
Emergencies Only:
For public health emergencies outside of posted hours, please call Uxbridge Police at 508-278-7755
Hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 7:30AM - 5:00PM
Wed: 8:00AM - 7:00PM
 
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Board of Health Members
Name
Title
Term (Elected/S.A.T.M.)
Chair
2018-2021
Member
2018-2019
Vice Chair
2017 - 2020
Board of Health Staff
Name
Position
Administrative Assistant
Health Agent
Title 5 Agent
Food Inspector
Barn and Animal Inspector
Summary of Responsibilities
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, and also both state and local regulations, the Uxbridge Board of Health is responsible for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection, and promoting a healthy community.

The Board serves as the local arm of both the Mass. Department of Public Health and the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection. As such, its general duties include:
  • developing, implementing and enforcing health policies
  • overseeing inspections to maintain minimum standards for sanitation in housing and food service, and
  • assuring that the basic health needs of the community are being met.

Specific responsibilities and areas of oversight:
  • Septic systems
  • Wells
  • Water quality
  • Public pools
  • Public beaches
  • Day camps
  • Restaurants
  • Food establishments
  • Housing inspections
  • Lead inspections
Infectious disease reporting & surveillance, including:
  • Rabies surveillance
  • Rabies specimen collection
  • Air quality
  • Tobacco law compliance
  • Pandemic response planning
  • Health emergency response planning
  • Health education
The Board grants the following permits:
  • Food Establishment Permit
  • Tattoo Permit
  • Percolation/Deep Hole Test
  • Retail Food Establishment Permit
  • Restaurant Permit
  • Stable Permit (Farm Animals)
  • Tobacco Permit
  • Well Permit
  • Sand Blasting Permit (Abrasive Blasting)
  • Land Application of Organic Materials
  • Tanning Establishments
  • Methol Alcohol
  • Motel/Trailer Establishment
  • Septage Haulers
  • Septage Installers
  • Curbside Haulers
Please note: Massage therapy permits, previously issued by the town, are now issued through the state.

 
 
Detail Detail
Town of Uxbridge, 21 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569
Phone: (508) 278-8600