Board of Health

Phone: (413) 477‑6197

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, Noon-2 pm

Protect Your Children and Yourself From Mosquito Bites & Ticks

Electric fencing guide to protect chicken coops, beehives, and other livestock from black bear damage - MA Div. of Fisheries and Wildlife

May 5-11 was Children's Mental Health Week
Parent/Professional Advocacy League's Recommended Reading List for Children's Mental Health

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Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination | CDC

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What To Do With Tick Bites

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Preventing Mosquito-Borne Illness

Permit Fee Schedule

Complete COVID-19 information.

For the Hardwick Board of Health issues please contact a Board member at (413) 477-6197 Ext. 108

Health Agents: 
Matt Fortier, HBOH - Title 5 Septic, Wells
McKenzie Falker, LRPHC - Food Establishments

Physicians Advisory Panel: 
Richard Romano, M.D.
Lisa Nash, M.D., M.P.H. 
Neil Halin, D.O., FSIR, FAOCR 
John Liland, M.D.

Next Meeting: Calendar

  • Permits for outdoor wood burning boilers are now obtained from Board of Health.
  • Sanicans (portable toilets) must be permitted by the Board of Health.
  • All Title V inspections must be witnessed by the Board of Health Agent. Applications should be submitted with fee of $155.00 to schedule Title V inspections.

Title V
Buying or selling your house?
Buying or Selling Property with a Septic System

All Septic System installations must be inspected as follows:

  • Cut on Bottom

  • Initial Placement of Title V Sand

  • Check base/bottom of Tank Drop

  • Sieve Analysis

All Title V inspections must be witnessed by the Board of Health Agent Matt Fortier:  978-413-6507
Applications should be submitted with fee of $155.00 to schedule Title V inspections.

​​​​​Septic System Do's and Don'ts

Please remember to notify DIG SAFE at 1-888-DIG-SAFE (1-888-344-7233) before the commencement of any digging project. 

Please be aware of new Trench Regulations. 
See Building Department for relevant information.


Installing a Well information
Private Wells: Guidance, Water Quality & Testing, and Other Resources for Private Wells

See Well Application form.

(413) 477-6197, Ext. 108
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(413) 477 6197 Ext. 108
(413) 477-6197, Ext. 108