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Inspections from the Board of Health are required as part of the permitting process due to federal, state, or local regulations, or as a result of a complaint.
Animals & Birds
In order to protect public health, safety, welfare, and the environment, and to avoid unnecessary public health nuisances, the Board of Health adopted the Domestic Animal and Bird Regulations under authority of Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 111 Section 31 and Section 122.
In an effort to ensure that asbestos removal is conducted in compliance with all applicable regulations, all contractors conducting residential or commercial asbestos removal in Taunton must obtain an Asbestos Abatement Permit from the City of Taunton Board of Health.
The Taunton Board of Health inspects and permits all body art businesses and practitioners of body art in the City of Taunton to ensure that the establishment is using safe practices in accordance with all local regulations.
Taunton regulates the practice of Bodywork to protect the health, safety and welfare of all residents and visitors who utilize Bodywork services as well as protect the employees or potential victims of human trafficking in the City of Taunton.
The Board of Health regulates all recreational camps in Taunton.
The Taunton Board of Health permits and inspects all food establishments in the city to safeguard public health and provide to consumers food that is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented.
The purpose of this regulation is to protect, preserve, and maintain the environment and the public health in the City as well as its water reserves from contamination and exposure to hazardous materials.
In order to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the occupants of housing and the general public, the Taunton Board of Health inspects all housing complaints under the Housing Code 105 CMR 410.000.
As of May 1, 2008 the Board of Registration of Massage Therapy is now permitting all massage therapists.
The Taunton Board of Health investigates all nuisance complaints in the City of Taunton. A nuisance is any issue related to noise, odor, dust, garbage, or refuse.
To ensure public safety, the Taunton Board of Health permits and inspects all public and semi-public pools/spas in the City of Taunton according to the minimum sanitation standards for swimming pools set forth in Chapter V of the State Sanitary Code, 105CMR 435.000.
The City of Taunton has a septic treatment and processing plant. This plant is owned by Water Solutions Group and operated by Earth Tech.
Septic Systems / Title 5
Septic systems that are not properly designed or maintained contribute pathogens and nutrients to groundwater and surface water, endangering drinking water supplies, shellfish beds, and surface water bodies. Title 5 of the State Environmental Code, 310 CMR 15.000, protects you, your family, and your neighbors from these public health threats.
The purpose of these regulations is to implement licensing procedures and enforce requirements for the maintenance and operation of tanning facilities in the City of Taunton to protect public health and safety.
Tobacco & Vape Products
The Taunton Board of Health, in order to protect public health and safety, permit and inspect all businesses in Taunton that sell tobacco products by enforcing state and local regulations regarding workplace smoking and the sale and distribution of tobacco products.
These regulations are intended to protect the public health and general welfare by ensuring that private wells are constructed in a manner which will protect the quality of the groundwater derived from private wells.