Health Department

New Hampshire state law (RSA 128) requires every town to have an appointed health officer.

Municipal health officers have a significant role in ensuring effective local and regional public health systems and are responsible for three critical functions.

  • Enforcing applicable New Hampshire laws and administrative rules (i.e. regulations), as well as local ordinances and regulations enacted by communities;
  • Serving as liaisons between state officials, local elected officials, and residents for local public health issues; and,
  • Leading and actively participating in efforts to develop regional public health capacities.



Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Marianne Peabody Health Officer 603-254-6370