Board of Health

Dover Board of Health Alert

Footer Town of DoverPlease 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 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.

COVID Tests Available at Board of Health Office 11.13.23

Printable pdf of COVID Test Flyer


 sharps containerYou 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

Dover Board of Health Assessment Report


  • 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.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Dr. Kay Petersen, Chair -  Term expires: 2026
  • Dr. Stephen Kruskall - Term expires: 2024
  • Dr. John Quackenbush - Term expires: 2025

View Current Contact Info for members and department


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.