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Eastern Franklin County
Health District

Serving Erving, Northfield and Shutesbury, Massachusetts

Northfield Board of Health


The Northfield Board of Health meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month at Town Hall.  To request to be put on the agenda, please leave a message at the Board of Health telephone – 413-498-2901 x. 17.  You can also email the Board at  bdhealth@townnfld.com


Further information for the Town may be found at the Town website:  www.northfield.ma.us


Well Permits, Percolation Tests,Septic Plan review:  The Northfield Board of Health provides Title V review and authorizations for the Town.  Please call the Board of Health Clerk at 413-498-2901 x. 17 and leave a message.  You can also email the Board at  bdhealth@townnfld.com


Food Establishments:  The Town issues all permits annually. Inspections are made by the District.  Please call and leave a message at the Board of Health at 413-498-2901 x. 17 to pay annual permitting fee.  NOTE:  Please call Deborah Palmer or David Zarozinski at the District office prior to doing any construction on new food establishments – your plans must be reviewed and approved prior to opening! 


Mobile Food Permits (Temporary Food vending):  There is an application for selling food at a one or two day event or Farmer’s Market. Please call the District to have a form sent to you.  You must be approved prior to the event.  Food vendors must have passed the state’s Serve Safe food handling course.


Housing Complaints:  The District investigates all tenant complaints regarding substandard housing. Please call the office at 413-549-3710.


Recreation Camps:  Rec camps for children are regulated by State Regulations, which may be found at:



Please call the District office at 413-549-3710 if you are considering offering a rec camp in the Town.  Application must be made by March 30 of the year you are offering a program.

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