The Health Department is responsible for enforcing the MA Housing Regulations, officially known as State Sanitary Code Chapter II, 105 CMR 410.000.  No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any dwelling, dwelling unit, mobile dwelling unit, or rooming unit for the purpose of living, sleeping, cooking or eating therein, which does not comply with the requirements of 105 CMR 410.000.  Tenants may request a housing inspection by calling the Health Department at (508) 495-7485.  

Rental permits must be renewed annually, and are required for both long-term and short-term rental units. Applications may be printed and submitted along with the fee of $25.00 in person at the Health Department, mailed to our office at 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth MA 02540, or they may also be completed online.

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