Drawing of Large HouseIn 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 (PDF).

Vendor Rent Inspections / Subsidized Residential Properties

The Board of Health conducts vendor rent inspections for subsidized residential properties.

Any rooming house, hotel, or motel in the City of Taunton must apply for a yearly permit and be inspected by the Board of Health.


  • $10 per room
    • $25 additional if there is a common kitchen

Rental Rights & Responsibilities

Caution - Lead Hazard - Keep Out SignLead Paint

The Taunton Board of Health conducts lead paint inspections upon request if a child under the age of six resides at the property.

Mold Information

Download a fact sheet on mold (PDF).

For more information on mold go to:

Carbon Monoxide / Radon

Waste Disposal

No Smoking SignMulti-Family Dwellings - Second Hand Smoke

Flooding & Sewage Back-ups

Hoarding Information

Register a Complaint

To register a complaint, please call 508-821-1400 so that your issue can be addressed in a timely manner.