Nuisances & Complaints

Massachusetts General Law Chapter 111 section 122, provides for the Gloucester Health Department to investigate and require the elimination of nuisances, or sources of filth on land, or in our harbor. This law is reserved locally for those situations where there are proven threats to health and human safety, the complaint falls within the jurisdiction of the Health Department and is not under the jurisdiction of another City department. A complaint form is available and must be filled out and submitted to the Health Department for investigation.