Nicholas Chiusano, Chair
Elizabeth Massa
Gregory Harrison


Meetings are held as needed.

Office Hours

2nd and 4th Mondays from 5:00pm-7:00pm

Contact the Board of Health

Office Phone: (413) 354-7781 – Leave a message and someone will get back to you.
BOH Cell Phone: Call/text – (413) 519-3396
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Septic “How To”

Download our “How to” with information on requirements for septic system installation and repair.

Bed & Breakfasts/Airbnbs

All Bed & Breakfast/Airbnbs MUST register with the Board of Health annually. Please complete the Hospitality/Leisure Permit here.

Permit Fees

Effective 8/23/2019
All fees payable by check to the Town of Chester.
Find all Permits & Forms here →

Food Service Permit (for profit): $150.00 per year
Food Service Permit (non-profit): $75.00 per year
Temporary Food Service Permit (for profit): $50.00 per event
Temporary Food Service Permit (non-profit): $30.00 per event
New Food Establishment Plan and Site Review: $150.00 application fee plus $75.00 per hour on site
Percolation Test Witnessing Fee: $100.00 per hour minimum 2 hours
Septic Plan Review: $100.00 if variance is required additional charges apply
Title V Inspection Processing Fee: $50.00
Disposal Works Construction Permit: $250.00 for two inspections
   Reinspection if needed: $150.00
Certificate of Compliance: $100.00
Well Installation Permit: $125.00
Recreational Day Camp/Mobile Home Park Inspection: $250.00 up to three hours. Food/Pool permits are separate and additional
Commercial Pool Permit (includes whirlpools): $200.00 per year. Includes seasonal pools at camps
Lodging Establishment Permit: $150.00 per year. Food/Pool permit additional
Bed and Breakfast Permit: $150.00 per year
Housing Inspections: $150.00 for first hour, $75.00 per hour after
Septage Hauler’s Permit: $150.00 per calendar year
Septic Installer’s Permit: $150.00 per calendar year
Trash Haulers Permit: $75.00 per calendar year
Beaver Permit: $40.00 10 day emergency permit

NOTE: Any litigation/court cost for Health Agent presence will be subject to an additional cost.

Information related to the Transfer Station can be found here.