Public Health Services

As established by State law, each town and city in Vermont has a Town Health Officer, who serves as a local responder to a wide variety of public health issues that may take place in each community. For more information about the State laws and related regulations, please visit the State of Vermont Department of Health.

Examples of common issues raised by the public and investigated/acted upon by the Town Health Officer include: animal bites/contacts & rental property health complaints.

Responsibilities of the Town Health Officer

- Investigating possible public health hazard and risks within the town
- Taking action as required to prevent or remove any public health hazards
- Taking action to lessen significant public health risks
- Enforcing health laws, rules and permit conditions, and taking steps to enforce those orders

Contact Information
Tom Scanlon, Middlebury Town Health Officer
802-388-8100, x209
tscanlon@townofmiddlebury.org

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