Information & Resources

  1. Animal Health & Safety

The Northampton Health Department works with the Animal Control Officer at the Police Department to investigate rabies reports and to make sure that animals are quarantined when necessary.


State & Local Regulations

City Ordinances

  • City Ordinance, Section 5-18 requires that all dogs be leashed and prohibits them from running free on the property of others without permission.
  • City Ordinance, Section 5-22 requires that those who own or control dogs on public property clean up and dispose of any droppings left by their pets.

Additional Resources

  1. Environment Health & Safety
  1. Food Health & Safety
  1. Housing & Septic 
  1. Housing Standards
  1. Mental Health Resources
  1. Massachusetts Landlord Tenants Rights
  1. Travel Health Resources