Vermont Town Health Officers
By law, every town and city in Vermont has a local board of health. The local board of health consists of the town health officer and town select board (or city council). The duties and responsibilities of Vermont boards of health are established by state statute.
Town health officers are responsible for:
Investigating possible public health hazards and risks within the town or city
Taking action to prevent, remove, or destroy any public health hazards
Taking action to lessen significant public health risks
Enforcing health laws, rules and permit conditions, and taking the steps necessary to enforce orders