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Hingham Massachusetts, Incorporated 1635, History & Pride
 

Town Government &
  Services:

 

Departments: Board of Health

210 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043-2759
Phone 781-741-1466
FAX 781-804-2373
Hours of Operation:
M-W-Th 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tues 8:30am-7:00pm
Fri 8:30am-1:00pm
Contact Us

Important Documents & Links:

Flu and Flu Vaccine info on the Hingham Board of Health Flu Hotline! 781-804-2372

Information about influenza, Lyme disease, rabies and other health issues can be found on the MA Dept. of Public Health's website

CDC Web Site- Ways to Prevent the Flu

Services and Fees

The following are a list of Services Provided by the Hingham Board of Health.

  • Housing Complaints
  • Food Establishment Inspections
  • Tanning Salons Inspections
  • Camp Inspections
  • Nuisance Complaints
  • Tobacco Law Enforcement
  • Hazardous Material Matters
  • Septic System Installations
  • Private Well Construction Permits
  • Review Building Permits
  • Rabies Control
  • Local Emergency Planning
  • Right-to-Know Programs
  • Adult Immunization Programs
  • Domestic Abuse Resource and Referrals for Victims
  • Health Screening for all Residents
  • Bathing Beach Water Quality Testing
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance
  • Lead Agency for the Tobacco Control Progam
  • Body Art

Fee Schedule

Permits Fee
Disposal Works Construction Permit (DWCP):  
 - (DWCP) Repair or New Residential - Up to 660gal/day $200.00
 - (DWCP) Repair or New Residential - over 661 gal/day $300.00
 - (DWCP) Repair or New Commercial - Up to 660 gal/day $350.00
 - (DWCP) Repair or New Commercial - 661 to 2,000 gal/day $450.00
 - (DWCP) Repair or New Commercial - 2001 to 5,000 gal/day $550.00
 - (DWCP) Repair or New Commercial - 5,001 to 10,000 gal/day $750.00
 - (DWCP) Abandonment $25.00
 - (DWCP) Component Repair (D-box) $50.00
 - (DWCP) Component Repair (Tank) $50.00
 - (DWCP) Component Repair (D-box & Tank) $100.00
Well Construction Private (PWCP) $50.00
Well Abandonment Private (PWAP) $25.00
Well Construction Private (Monitoring) $25.00
Well Construction Private (Geothermal) $50.00
Pool or Spa (residential) $50.00
Pool or Spa (public, semi-public, seasonal) $75.00
Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) - Up to 660 gal/day $50.00
Semi-Public Bathing Beaches $300.00
(WWTP) - 661-2,000 gal/day $100.00
(WWTP) - 2,001-5,000 gal/day $150.00
(WWTP) - 5,001-10,000 gal/day $250.00
(WWTP) - Over 10,000 gal/day $350.00
   
Filing Fee  
Installer Exam Fee $100.00
Percolation Test (residential repair) $150.00
Percolation Test (commercial repair) $250.00
Percolation Test (deposit per lot) for new construction/commercial $1,000.00
Subdivision Consulting Fee Deposit $2,000.00 to  $5,000.00
Variance Consulting Fee Deposit $1,000.00
Variance Request $100.00
   
Licenses  
Animal or Fowl $40.00
Body Art Establishment $200.00
Body Art Practitioner $100.00
Catered Event $50.00
Day Camp (annual-seasonal) $200.00
Disposal Works Installer (per company, annual) $200.00
Food Establishment Retail (annual):  
 - Class I: Full Service Grocery $550.00
 - Class II: Convenience Store $250.00
 - Class III: Restaurant (w/ liquor license) $400.00
 - Class IV: Restaurant (w/ out liquor license) or (take-out) $250.00
 - Class V: pre-packaged food incidental to primary business $75.00
Food Service Establishment / Caterer (annual):  
 - Class I: meets definition contained in 105 CMR Section 590.000 $250.00
 - Class II: limited food preparation incidental to primary business $75.00
 - Residential Kitchen or Farmers Mkt $75.00
Food Service / Temporary $50.00
Frozen Dessert Manufacturer (annual) $50.00
Funeral Director (annual) $200.00
Mobile Food Service (per vehicle-annual) $200.00
Milk Vehicle (per vehicle-5 years) $10.00
Store Milk (annual) $10.00
Tanning Salons (annual) $200.00
Tobacco (annual) $100.00
Trailer Coach Parks, Cabins, Motels (annual) $100.00
Transport Offal or Rubbish (per vehicle-annual) $100.00
Transport, Pump Contents of Cesspool/Septic Tanks (per vehicle-annual) $100.00
   
Miscellaneous  
Administrative Hearing (per hearing) $100.00
Critical Violation (per violation) $50.00
Late Payment Penalty (licenses) $50.00
Photocopies $0.25/page