Welcome to the Billerica Board of Health
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Health Department Personnel are available for signoffs on Permits, Building Permits, and various Board of Health Applications as well as for general inquiries between the hours of:
8:30am - 10:00am
Contact Information:365 Boston Rd.
Billerica, MA 01821
Phone: (978) 671-0931
Massachusetts Department of Public Health?- Storm and Flooding Fact Sheet
Information on how to dispose of Unwanted Medications
Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project
Central Mass Mosquito Control Project personnel will be in your community to investigate resident's complaints about mosquitoes on the following dates during May and June 2011: May 31 and June 7, 13, 16, 22 and 28. Complaints about mosquitoes may be registered by calling the CMMCP office at -508-393-3055 between 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or visitn the website at http://www.cmmcp.org
Cleaning up Safely after a Winter Storm
Extreme Cold: A Prevention Guide to Protect Your Personal Health and Safety
Recreational Camps For Children
The Billerica Board of Health is responsible for the protection of the public health, welfare, safety and environment in the Town of Billerica. The Board of Health enforces Massachusetts General Law and State Sanitary Codes as it pertains to restaurants, retail food, tobacco, public & semi-public swimming pools, sun tanning establishments, health clubs,?ice rinks, stables, hotels/motels, housing and nuisance complaints and on-site sewage disposal systems.
The Board is made up of five appointed Board members who each serve for a three (3) year term. Generally, the Board of Health meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the Town Hall.
The Board of Health enforces the State Sanitary Code which addresses structural, sanitary and food protection procedures. The B.O.H. licenses all food service establishments operating within Billerica including restaurants, retail food stores, catering services, temporary food services, corporate cafeterias, school cafeterias, mobile food trucks, assisted living dining services and nursing home kitchens. The B.O.H. conducts inspections, investigations of food related complaints, provides educational material, coordinates and promotes food safety training programs.
The Board of Health is responsible for the inspections of public & semi-public swimming pools, sun tanning establishments, health clubs?and ice rinks for compliance with safety, sanitary and structural regulations.
The Board of Health is responsible for enforcement and regulation of State Sanitary Codes that protect the health and ensure the safety of residents, workers and visitors of Billerica. The B.O.H. investigates nuisance complaints, arbitrates conflicts between neighbors or landlord and tenants which involve public health issues. The Board also researches complaints of illegal dumping, noise, litter, odor and unsafe living conditions.
The Billerica Board of Health is responsible for the enforcement of Title 5 Septic System Regulations. The B.O.H. oversees installation of new septic systems, reviews and approves upgrades and modifications of existing systems. The Board is also responsible for licensure of Septage Haulers, Disposal Works Installers and Title 5 Inspectors.
The Public Health Nurse, who functions under the direction of the Board of Health, conducts Flu/Pneumonia Clinics, Lead Screenings, monthly Well Child Clinics, and participates in the annual Health Fair. The Public Health Nurse acts as a valuable resource for information on numerous health issues - Lyme disease, Rabies, West Nile Virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. The Public Health Nurse also offers general health counseling and referrals to other health professionals.
The Animal Control Officer works closely with the Board of Health and is responsible for all matters concerning pets and wildlife; inspection of barns, investigation of animal related complaints, education of residents concerning pet ownership responsibilities, enforcement of licensure and documentation of animal borne diseases.
The Billerica Board of Health, in conjunction with 7 surrounding towns, form the Upper Merrimack Valley Public Health Coalition to address Emergency Preparedness issues.