Pic OCH 2In Massachusetts, the State Sanitary Code is the primary regulation to protect the health, safety and well-being of the occupants of housing and the general public.  All housing must meet the Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation, Chapter II of the State Sanitary Code and locally adopted Fitchburg Board of Health Regulations.

The Health Department inspects and enforces the State Sanitary Code and local regulations detailing the standards which must be maintained by the occupants and owners of housing. These regulations, specifically 105 CMR 410.000 are available for viewing below as well as Local Regulations.

Request and Inspection of your Home

If you believe there is a Sanitary Code violation report it. Before you submit a complaint please review the Sanitary Code Guide and Checklist. You can file a complaint by:

  • Scheduling an inspection of your home . Upon request a Health Inspector will conduct a housing inspection to determine if there are any violations to the State Sanitary Code or local regulations. You can schedule an inspection by the City’s Health Inspectors online through SeeClickFix or by calling the Health Department at 978-829-1870.
  • Submit a complaint directly  to the Health Department by contacting us at 978-829-1870 or visiting the Health Department at 718 Main Street, Suite 201A, Fitchburg, MA 01420 on Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Rental Permit inspections are required when a third party is involved with rental payments. Rental Permits are $25.00.  More details can be obtained by clicking here.
Fitchburg's SeeClickFix app is a way to submit requests to the DPW.