Public Safety

Town Health Officer

By law, every town and city in Vermont has a local board of health. The local board of health consists of the town health officer and town select board (or city council). The duties and responsibilities of Vermont boards of health are established by state statute.

Town health officers are responsible for:

  • Investigating possible public health hazards and risks within the town
  • Taking action to prevent, remove, or destroy any public health hazards
  • Taking action to lessen significant public health risks
  • Enforcing health laws, rules and permit conditions, and taking the steps necessary to enforce orders
Contact Information for Barre Town
Town Health Officer: 
William Kirby
Cell Number: 802-505-1468
Fax Number: 802-479-9332
Email: wkirby@barretown.org
Appointment terminates: 12/31/2020
 
Deputy Health Officer: Doreen Phillips
Home Phone: 802-746-9982
Cell Number: 802-522-2715
Fax Number: 802-479-9332
Email: rbeen41@live.com
Appointment terminates: 5/31/2021