Board of Health/Public Health Dept.

Our office is currently operating by appointment only.

Please call 508-693-3554 ext. 127 for an appointment or for other matters.

For Public Records Requests please email your request to  We will respond in writing within ten calendar days.

If you need to drop off an application or other documents the lobby is open between 8am and 4pm.  When you enter there are mailboxes on the right hand wall.  We have a BOH Inbox and Outbox.  Please put the documents you are dropping off for our review in the BOH Inbox.  If we are leaving something for you to pick up it will be in the BOH Outbox.

For Septic Pumpout Permits please see the tabs to the left and click on SEPTIC PUMPOUT PERMIT. Please be sure to read the instructions before purchasing the permit.

Regular Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval


  • William White, Chairman - April 2021
  • Tom Zinno - April 2023
  • James Butterick - April 2022


Local boards of health in Massachusetts are required by state and local laws and regulations to perform many important duties related to the protection, promotion and improvement of public health. These duties include but are not limited to : disease surveillance and prevention; the promotion of sanitary conditions in housing, recreational facilities, and food establishments; elimination of nuisances; the protection of the environment; and numerous other responsibilities.

About Us

The Oak Bluffs Health Department/Board of Health is dedicated to excellence in preserving, protecting, promoting and improving the health and well-being of Oak Bluffs residents and visitors. This is achieved through the implementation of disease and injury prevention programs, health promotion programs, socio-economic and environmental programs, community health and nursing services, education and empowerment sessions, and the enforcement of public health regulations. The Services provided include:

1. Plan Review and Inspections for:

3. Issuance of:

  • Food Permit
  • Septic Construction Permit
  • Septic Certificate of Compliance
  • Permit to apply Fertilizer
  • Well Construction Permit
  • Installers Permit
  • Camp Permit

2. Investigation of:

  • Food Borne Illness Complaints
  • Lead Complaints
  • Nuisance Complaints
  • Housing Code Violations
  • Beach Water Quality
  • State Sanitary Code Violations

4. Public Health Nursing Services:

  • Maternal and Child Health Services
  • Home Visits
  • Health Promotion
  • Community Health Screenings & Clinics
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance
  • Emergency Preparedness Planning
  • Vaccine Management
  • Wellness Education & Exercise Programs