Board of Health
Dover Board of Health Alert
Please be advised that as of September 25, 2023, residential households can once again order free COVID-19 test kits via the U.S. Postal Service.
Please visit www.covid.gov/tests to place an order and receive up to four free COVID-19 at-home test kits per household. Orders will ship free starting the week of October 2, 2023
DID YOU KNOW?
You can drop off used needles or other sharps to the Board of Health Office and we will dispose of them.
We also now have FDA-cleared sharps disposal containers available. Once filled, they may be returned to the Board of Health office for disposal.Please visit us at the Dover Townhouse, Lower Level, to obtain one.
Board of Health @ 508-785-0032, ext. 232
- Meetings are generally held in the evening twice a month.
- Check the Town Calendar for meeting dates and times.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Dr. Kay Petersen, Chair - Term expires: 2026
- Dr. Stephen Kruskall - Term expires: 2024
- Dr. John Quackenbush - Term expires: 2025
The Board of Health is an elected regulatory body as provided in the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth. The Board of Health, including its elected members, administrative assistant and agents are responsible for ensuring water, soils, food, and air are protected from contamination which could pose a threat to the health and well-being of the public. The Board of Health is responsible for preventing the spread of contagious disease in humans and animals. The Board of Health is legally responsible for regulating and permitting:
- Food permits – both annual and temporary
- Well permits for private well owners, including water quality, installation maintenance and repair
- Septic systems and private sewage systems including installation, maintenance and repair
- Commercial waste haulers
- Sale of tobacco products
- Demolition of buildings in coordination with Building Dept.
Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities
There shall be a three-member Board of Health elected on a rotating basis of one member each year for a three-year term. The Board of Health’s duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 21A, Section 13 and Chapter 111, Sections 26 through 32.
Board of Health Related Information
- 2023 Licensed Septic Installers-Haulers
- Lyme Disease Advisory (PDF)
- Prevention of Tick-borne Disease (PDF)
- Protect Against Flu (PDF)
- Septic Regulations
- Septic Regulations- Hearing Notice Requirements (PDF)
- Temporary Food Establishment FAQs
- Well Regulations (PDF)
- Caring for Someone with the Flu
- Family Communications Plan (PDF)
- Board of Health Fee Schedule-2023
- Abandonment of Subsurface Sewage Disposal - Revised 9_2023
- Application for Hauler-Installer - Revised 9_2023
- Application for Hearing - Revised 9_2023
- Application for Septic Construct or Alter Permit - Revised 9_2023
- Application for Soils Evaluation - Revision 9_2023
- Application for Swimming Pool Hot Tub - Revised 9_2023
- Application for Water Supply - Revised 9-2023
- Application for Well Abandonment - Revised 9_2023
- Demolition Permit - Revised 9_2023
- Letter of Responsibility - Water Line - Revised 9_2023
- Project Evaluation for Building Permit -Revised 9_2023
- Recreational Camp License Application
- Temporary Food Permit Application
- Title 5 - Certificate of Compliance Revised 9_2023