Environmental Health Program

The Environmental Health program is responsible for the establishment and execution of municipal environmental program functions that are either State or locally mandated. The program offers a variety of services including body care facility inspection, housing code enforcement, sewage disposal inspection and plan review, food service inspection and environmental surveys. It also functions as a component of the land use agencies and provides consultation services to all citizens regarding public health issues.  As part of a continuing arrangement, Division personnel are made available to the Greenwich Shellfish Commission in the conduct of its work.  The office is open to the public from 8 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday and from 1 pm to 4 pm for appts.  Click here to see what information we can provide you online.


The division handles the following under this program:

  • Samples the Town's drinking water and collects samples from ponds, rivers, streams, private well water supplies and all Town beaches.
  • Answers complaints about noise, open burning, refuse, odors, food service establishments, barber shop and beauty salons, animal control, residential and commercial housing, schools and child day care centers, etc.
  • Oversees the installation of all subsurface sewage disposal systems and approves all plans relating to this program; reviews and approves well drilling permits.
  • Licenses all food service establishments, barber shop and beauty salons, indoor and outdoor public pools, marine dock facilities and itinerant vendors within The Town