Board of Health/Public Health Dept.

Regular Meetings

Agendas & Minutes

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


  • William White, Chairman - April 2021
  • Tom Zinno - April 2020
  • 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