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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Transfer Station

Information related to the Transfer Station can be found here.

Septic “How To”

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

Title V

All Title V inspectors are required to provide a copy of the Title V report to the Board of Health for review per 310 CMR 15.000

Section 15.340 of Title 5 (310 CMR 15.000):
The system inspector shall submit a copy of this inspection report to the Approving Authority (Board of Health or DEP) within 30 days of completing this inspection. If the system has a design flow of 10,000 gpd or greater, the inspector and the system owner shall submit the report to the appropriate regional office of the DEP. The original form should be sent to the system owner and copies sent to the buyer, if applicable, and the approving authority.

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.