Board of Health

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.  


  • Property Exclusion 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.  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 mosquitos. 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 website on the Mosquito Information page, by emailing or by calling 978-468-5520 ext. 4.

  • Draft Regulations regarding Tobacco use in schools:
On March 13, 2019, the Wenham Board of Health held a joint public hearing with the Town of Hamilton Board of Health to gather public input on the Regulations "Prohibiting Tobacco Products in Schools." Additional feedback can still be provided to the Wenham Board of Health at 978-468-5520 ext. 4 or

Draft Tobacco Regulations: "Prohibiting Tobacco Products in Schools"

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

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

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

Public Health Nurse
Maribeth Ting

Permitting Coordinator
Jackie Bresnahan

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


town hall hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 9am - 7pm

Wed & Thurs 9am-4:30pm

Friday 9am - 1pm

contact town hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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