Health Officer


By law, every town and city in Vermont has a local board of health. The local board of health consists of the town health officer and town select board (or city council). The duties and responsibilities of Vermont Boards of Health are established by state statute.

  • Investigating possible public health hazards and risks within the town or city

  • Taking action to prevent, remove, or destroy any public health hazards

  • Taking action to lessen significant public health risks

  • Enforcing health laws, rules, and permit conditions, and taking the steps necessary to enforce orders

Emergency Information & Resources


Vermont Contact Information


Environmental Health Division

108 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 70 – Drawer 30

Burlington, VT 05402-0070

Phone: 802-863-7220 or 800-439-8550 (toll-free in Vermont)

Fax: 802-863-7483

Email:ahs.vdhtho [at]