Friday 7 am to 12:30 pm
The Department of Health and Environment (DHE) brings together those Town departments having a significant role in the protection of public health and the protection of the natural environment of Chatham. The department is comprised of the Health Division, Conservation Division, Coastal Resources, Shellfish, and the Water Quality Laboratory. The Department also serves as the liaison to the Board of Health and the Conservation Commission.
The DHE maintains a close working relationship with the Department of Community Development as many projects involve jurisdiction and permitting that affect both departments. Staff in the DHE play an integral role in many ongoing town projects such as: the Comprehensive Wastewater (Nutrient) Management Plan; North Beach Management Plan; Pleasant Bay Resource Management Plan; Stage Harbor Comprehensive Harbor Management Plan; Nitrogen Loading Regulations; and the management of conservation lands.
Department Customer Service Statement: “We are committed to maintaining the health and welfare of the citizens of Chatham while preserving, and enhancing where possible, Chatham’s unique natural environment within the confines of state and town regulations, codes, and policies and will endeavor to administer these rules in a fair and impartial manner.”