Health Department Permits



Department of Health & Human Services

311 State Street Springfield, MA 01105


Helen R. Caulton-Harris, Commissioner


Public Liaison:

Samantha Chartier, Assistant  Environmental Health Director


(413) 787-6740


(413) 787-6458 Fax






Office Hours:

8:15 am- 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday



Food Licenses/Permits Issued:

Food Licenses: New Application - Renewal Application 

Recreational Camp Application, Waste Removal Application, Health Club/ Tanning Facility Application, Swimming Pool Application, Temporary Event Permit Application, Farmer's Market Application, Septic Removal Application, Disposal Works Installer ApplicationBody Art Establishment Body Art Practitioner

Trailer Coach 



Process for Obtaining Permit(s):

All applications obtained at the Department of Health & Human Services during business hours.



Advertising Requirements:

Not applicable



Time Frame for Public Hearing:

Not applicable



Time Frame for Decision:

Variable, information on application.



Appeal Process:

Information on application



Fee Schedule:

See application for current fee's 



Applicable Local, State, Federal Statutes

MGL Chapter 94 Sec 65H, MGL Chapter 114, Sec 45, Massachusetts Sanitation Code Article 5 and 10, MGL Chapter 111, Sec 122

Burial Permits

The Burial permit program works with all funeral homes and all major hospitals in the city providing burial permits to residents and non-residents who have died in the city.


  • Burial permit fee - $15.00
  • Funeral Director's Annual License Fee - $125.00

Contact Information:

(413) 787-6813

Page last updated:  Tuesday, August 10, 2021 11:14 am