Health Department

Health AgentDavid Carignan
Assistant Health AgentScott McGann
LocationFalmouth Town Hall
59 Town Hall Square
Falmouth, MA 02540
E-Mail Address
Meeting ScheduleUsually Every Other Monday at 7:00 p.m. Please call our office to verify. (Our Meetings are in the Town Hall Civil Defense Room in the basement)
Agenda from 12/22/2014
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StarStarStarPotassium Iodide Tablet Availability
08/29/2013 to 08/31/2020
Free potassium iodide tablets are available to the public at the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall during regular business hours. Store tablets properly. The potassium iodide tablets available now will expire in the year 2020. Please go to Health Department page and click on links, then click on "Potassium Iodide" for additional information.
StarResidents on well water
09/02/2010 to 12/31/2014
Please see "Hurricane Preparedness" on the Town home page under the heading, "Important Information-Storm Preparation". In addition to having plenty of drinking water available for your family(stored in clean and sealed containers:original consumer packaging, if possible, for drinking and oral hygiene)for the expected duration of the event, be sure to have additional water on hand to flush toilets and perform simple personal hygiene and food utensil washing operations while your well and pump are without electricity. Water reserved for toilet flushing does not need to be of the highest quality and can be stored in a bath tub or other large vessel. Water for dishwashing and hygiene must be of a very high quality and should be stored in clean and secure containers. Use 1/3 cup of bleach to five gallons of water to make a sanitizing solution for a final rinse for your food contact items. Immerse previously washed and clear-water rinsed items in this sanitizing solution for one minute then air dry. Please be aware that if electric service is interrupted, it may not be restored in some areas of town for an extended period after a storm has passed. Stockpile food, water and supplies accordingly.If drinking water quality is uncertain, boil 5 minutes before using.
StarStarStarPermit Required to Rent Residential Property-Attention Landlords
12/31/2011 to 07/01/2014
Chapter 172 of the Code of Falmouth Regulations requires owners of residential rental property to obtain an annual permit from the Health Department in order to rent or lease dwelling units. The permit must be displayed within the premises. Please refer to the 'Links' section of the Health Department page to view/print a 'Rental Application'. The permit fee is $25 annually.
StarSharps Disposal
05/31/2012 to 01/01/2017
The Town of Falmouth provides a sharps disposal container drop-off receptacle and free replacement sharps disposal containers at the Fire Department main entrance lobby from 8 AM to 4 PM. The public may also obtain replacement sharps containers at the Health Department during regular business hours. Please handle sharps safely and use approved containers.
StarMosquito alert!
08/13/2012 to 11/30/2014
West Nile Virus was detected in mosquitos captured in a pool of water in Marstons Mills in September. Mosquitos are able to breed in puddles and containers or small objects that collect rain water. Please be advised that residents should perform regular inspections of outdoor areas under their control to eliminate all standing water. This includes removing water from toys, tools, equipment and other objects that may catch rain water and taking actions to prevent water from collecting. Mosquitos are able to breed in these small pools of water until the winter.
StarStarStar2011 Food Service Permit Renewals
Food service permits expire on the 31st of December of each year. Please renew your permit using the following attachments under the links section of this webpage- workers compensation form, food service permit application and the permit renewal letter. Mail the completed forms along with the following -appropriate fee (refer to the permit renewal letter for fees), copies of your current food manager certifications (if required) and a copy of your workers compensation policy.

Jared Goldstone, Chairperson
Gail A. Harkness
George Heufelder
Stephen Rafferty
John Waterbury

Robyn L. Hendricks
Administrative Assistant

Mission of the Health Department
Protect the public health by regulating food service establishments, public and semi-public pools and recreational water bodies, approving septic system designs, issuing septic permits and inspecting installations, regulating the construction and abandonment of water wells, licensing recreational camps and motels. Also, following up on environmental or hazardous materials complaints. The Health Department is also a depot for the distribution of vaccines to local health care providers under the State vaccine program as well as the lead agency in communicable disease outbreak investigations.


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