The Board of Health makes regulations as it deems necessary for the public health and safety of the Town. The Wenham Board of Health is responsible for the enforcement of State Sanitary Codes, State Environmental Codes and Wenham Board of Health Regulations. Areas of responsibility include: septic systems, housing and dwelling units, food service establishments, private wells and recreational camps for children.  


Sanitary Regulations:

On December 13, 2017, the Board of Health approved the "Sanitary Regulations for Barns, Coops, and Other Structures for the Commercial and Residential Keeping of Animals in the Town of Wenham." These regulations can be found here or hard copies are available in the Board of Health Office. A public hearing on these regulations was held on June 15, 2017. These regulations will go into effect on April 1, 2018. Questions can be directed to the Board of Health at or 978-468-5520 ext. 4. 

Property Exclusions from Mosquito Spraying:

As good weather quickly approaches, the Board of Health would like to remind residents of the procedure for excluding their property from mosquito spraying. Mosquito spraying only can occur by a vote of the Board of Health. The Board of Health would be notified by the Northeast Mosquito Control Board if any mosquitoes collected and tested in the region had a positive result for any sort of mosquito carried disease.  While this occurs infrequently in Wenham, it has occurred before. Residents who wish to be excluded if a spraying were to occur must request to be excluded every year. There is a new process for requesting those exclusions. Previously, a hard copy form was required, by certified mail, to the Town Clerk’s office every year by March 30. Now, residents can submit the form online or mail the exclusion form into the state on a rolling basis. Requests will go into effect fourteen (14) days after the exclusion request is received. This service is a part of a state program and also provides the town with mosquito testing, catch basin treatment, and public information services regarding mosquitoes. The Northeast Control Board has multiple collection locations in Wenham and the region that are frequently tested for disease. More information can be found on the Board of Health web site, by emailing or by calling 978-468-5520 ext. 4.

Board Members:

Regina Baker (2020)
Gerald T. Donnellan (2018)

Dr. Andrew Ting, Chair (2019)

The Board of Health holds public meetings on Wednesday mornings, as needed.

Contact the Board of Health:

Wenham Town Hall
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984
Phone 978-468-5520 Ext .4
Fax: 978-468-8014

Gregory P. Bernard, Health Agent
Areas of responsibility: septic systems and private wells


Bobbie Cody, Assistant Health Agent
Areas of responsibility: food service, public pools, recreational camps for children

Maribeth Ting, Public Health Nurse

Jackie Bresnahan, Permitting Coordinator

Office Hours:

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday

The Board of Health Agent, Greg Bernard, has office hours on Wednesday mornings by appointment

Wenham Town Hall

Second Floor
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984