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.  


On December 13, the Board of Health voted to implement proposed changes to Wenham's tobacco regulations. As of December 30, 2018,  the proposed changes will become effective:

Minimum Legal Sale Age (MLSA)- the sale of tobacco products is restricted to any one twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

Tobacco Product- The definition of tobacco product was updated to reflect the MGL definition. 

A notice of the changes will appear in the HW Chronicle and will be sent to MA DEP, as required. Copies of the regulations are available in the Board of Health office at 138 Main St. and on the Town website.

Tobacco Regulations (as approved 12.13.18)

Board Members:

Regina Baker (2020)
Gerald T. Donnellan (2021)

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
Areas of responsibility: annual flu clinics, emergency preparedness, disease/outbreak tracking and reporting

Jackie Bresnahan, Permitting Coordinator

Board of Health 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