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Department Services During Closure

Out of a preponderance of caution, in response to the evolving Coronavirus/COVID 19 situation, the Gloucester Health Department is suspending the following inspections and activities until further notice.

Housing inspections, other than situations involving conditions deemed to endanger or impair health or safety.

Food Service Establishment inspections, other than those related to food-borne illness investigations, or emergency response.

Title 5 soil evaluations and installation inspections.

All other permit-related inspections.

All complaint inspections, except for those deemed to be imminent threats to health and human safety.

Requests for variances that require Board of Health review.

Services that will continue:

·         Review of inspection reports
·         Review of all proposed plans
·         Review of all online permit applications, including Building Department reviews
·         Email and phone messages responded to within 24-hours.
·         Information requests

DO NOT COME TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICE to file permits, complaints, requests for information, or to hand-deliver documents. Please email information to the reviewing inspector. Contact information is provided, below.

Most Health Department permits are available online through our ViewPoint Permitting system


Other applications can be requested through the Health Department
email address

Please mail your application, with all required information and fees, to
Gloucester Health Department
3 Pond Road, Gloucester MA 01930

 Requests for information can be filed using our online request system


Contact the following Health Department staff with any questions:

Housing and Complaints

Marcus Costonis

978-325- 5267

Title 5 and Septic Systems

Craig LoPiccolo


Food Service Establishments/Retail Food

Brian Meuleman


For any other concerns, please contact:

Health Department Assistant Director

Max Schenk


We appreciate your patience as we do our best to ensure continuity of operations, while also respecting the health and safety of the public and staff.

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