Environmental Health Department

About Us

The Environmental Health Team protects the public’s health by promoting best prevention practices through science, education, guidance and fostering public trust; and enforcement of laws and ordinances. The goal is to create a healthy and well informed public with a balanced integration of human health and environmental protection. This department:

  • Licenses and inspects food service establishments, swimming pools, and spas 
  • Inspects child care, foster homes, and schools 
  • Responds to complaints regarding sanitation and environmental health hazards
  • Oversees Rabies Control activities
  • Approves demolition, septic, and subdivision plans 
  • Provides education to the public on a variety of environmental topics

News Flash

Temporary Update to Services - March 18, 2020

Effective March 18, 2020, under order by Mayor Donchess, the Nashua Division of Public of Health & Community Services will be closed to public access and limiting operations until further notice to focus our efforts on the COVID-19 response and ensure the health and well-being of our community. 

Our Environmental Health Team will be focusing on high risk food service inspections, responding to emergency response calls, and responding to high risk citizen complaints. Food service applications and license fees will not be processed in-person during this time, we encourage you to please call 603-589-4530 or email EH@nashuanh.gov for more information. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions at 603-589-4500 or visit our website at www.NashuaNH.gov/COVID19 for continuous updates. Additional resources:


Update to NH Food Protection Rules - December 2020

Environmental Health 2017 Food Protection Rules Update