Town Health Officers
The town health officer is given authority by the Vermont statutes to investigate and mitigate any potential or existing public health hazard in his/her town.
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