Health Officer

The Town Health Officer is a 3-year term appointed by the Vermont Department of Health Commissioner upon the recommendation of the Selectboard.


The Town Health Officer is responsible for investigating possible public health hazards and risks within the Town of Waitsfield, taking action to prevent, remove or destroy any such hazards, taking action to mitigate significant public health risks and enforcing health laws, rules and permit conditions. General duties of the Town Health Officer include:

  • Receive information or complaints regarding conditions that could represent a public health hazard;
  • Conduct investigations into complaint conditions;
  • Prevent, remove or destroy public health risks;
  • Enforce provisions of state and local health codes, regulations and orders;
  • Report any violation or public health hazards regulated by the Vermont Department of Health.

For more information about Town Health Officers, visit the Vermont Department of Health Web site.



Town Health Officer Manual, 2009, VT Dept. of Health
THO Description, 1999, VLCT

Other Links

Vermont Department of Health
Vermont Rental Housing Codes


Health Officer

FRED MESSER          

Phone: (802) 793-2238


Town Administrator


Waitsfield Town Office
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673

Phone: (802) 496-2218 x5
Fax: (802) 496-9284
E-mail: [email protected]