Town Health Officers

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Need a local contact? Find Your Town 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.

Town Health Officers are responsible for:

  • 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
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

In This Section

Find your town health officer using our searchable listing. Search by clicking on the "Find by Town" or "Find by Name" buttons, below.

Find the forms Town Health Officers need to facilitate and support their work.

The Health Department offers information and resources for Town Health Officers (THOs) about significant public health issues and their role in their community.

Get on-demand training for Town Health Officers, including videos, presentations and audio recordings.