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The Gloucester Health Department acts to ensure that all housing rental units are safe and sanitary. Certificate of Rental Dwelling applications (PDF) are needed for every rental unit in a building. Health Department inspectors ensure compliance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s State Sanitary Code 105 CMR 410 (PDF).
Gloucester Board of Health Housing Regulations (PDF) require that each rental unit in Gloucester is inspected every two years when the tenant changes, or every six years if the tenant remains the same.