Have you been bitten by a tick? Send it off to be tested at the UMass Amherst Laboratory of Medical Zoology by visiting TickReport.com. The cost to residents of the Cape and Islands is $50 to test for pathogens common to the species of tick, including pathogens that cause Lyme disease.
Rental Registration Program
- All rentals must be registered yearly with the Yarmouth Health Department per local town bylaw, Chapter 108, Occupancy of Buildings.
- This may be done by submitting the registration form and fee to the Health Department, or clicking here for the online permitting webpage.
- Please contact Housing Inspectors Kevin Hook or Logan Patrick at 508-398-2231, Ext. 1244, for further information.
and bylaws that protect the health and safety of the citizens
and the environment. The Division issues licenses & permits
including, but not limited to:
- Septic systems
- Food service
- Hazardous materials handling
- Lodging establishments
- Rental properties
- Click Here to Apply for a Rental Permit Online
The Division has other responsibilities including:
- Maintaining statistics
- Setting up educational seminars
- Conducting various health clinics
- Establishing policies to protect the health and safety of the community
- Developing regulations
- Reviewing and approving variances related to same
1146 Route 28
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Ph: (508) 398-2231 ext. 1240
Ph: (508) 398-2231 ext. 1241
Fx: (508) 760-3472
Hours8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Inspector Office Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 am
- Remove standing water from around your home. Drain unused flower pots, wading pools, buckets, barrels, wheel barrows and outdoor toys. Check gutters and drains. Change water in birth baths frequently.
- Keep mosquitoes out by repairing any holes in screens and make sure they are tightly attached.
- Use an insect repellant containing DEET and follow instructions product label.
- Schedule outdoor events to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
- Wear long pants, long sleeved shirts and socks during those hours.
To read more about potassium iodide (KI) tablets, please click on this link for the Center for Disease Control's website: CDC Website - Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets.
2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collections for Yarmouth residents and homeowners have been scheduled for Saturday, July 16 and Saturday, October 1 both from 9:00 AM to Noon at the Yarmouth Senior Center, 528 Forest Rd. West Yarmouth. Please click here for detailed information.
Small businesses must first call the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension to arrange to participate at a cost. Please contact Kalliope Chute at 508-375-6699 (weekdays), 800-319-2783 (voicemail for nights and weekends), 774-487-8802 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the 2022 Small Business Response Form please click here.
SOME ITEMS DO NOT NEED TO BE DISPOSED AT A HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS COLLECTION - Please be aware of disposal procedures for the following items.
Materials that ARE NOT accepted at hazardous waste collections:
Old latex paint should be dried out before being disposed of in household trash. If there is more than will dry out cat litter can be used for absorbing latex paint.
The Yarmouth Residential Drop-Off Area at 600 Forest Rd. will accept on a daily basis:
- Motor oil (up to 2 gallons per person per day) - oil tank - please see gatehouse attendant
- Antifreeze - antifreeze tank - please see gatehouse attendant
- Batteries (dry cell, nickel cadmium) - please see gate house attendant
- Fluorescent bulbs - please see gate house attendant
- Empty aerosol cans - in the co-mingled roll-off.
Mercury containing devices are accepted at Household Hazardous Products Collections, but can also be recycled daily at the Residential Drop-Off Area - please see the gate house attendant.
YARMOUTH POLICE PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND SYRINGE DISPOSAL
The Yarmouth Police Department, located off of Higgins Crowell Road at One Brad Erickson Way in West Yarmouth has a permanent, secure drop off box for unwanted prescription medications.
- Become a member of the Cape Cod Medical Reserve Corps (CCMRC) and help your community prepare for emergencies and disasters. Are you...
- a practicing, retired or otherwise employed medical professional such as a doctor, nurse or emergency medical technician?
- a pharmacist, or nurses' assistant?
- a public health professional?
- a community member without medical training?
- Pre-K Coloring Sheets about Rabies
- School Activity Sheets about Rabies
- School Activity Sheets Answers
- Rabies General Information and Safety Tips
- Mass Wildlife: Homeowner's Guide to Bats
- Information about the Cape Cod Oral Rabies Vaccine Baiting Program
Please click here to learn more about the MRC
Please call or email Diana Gaumond CCMRC Director, at 508-375-6641 or email@example.com
United States citizenship is not required to be part of the MRC. Non-citizen, legal U.S. residents also are welcome to volunteer and contribute their time, knowledge and skills to protecting and improving their communities.
RABIES PROGRAM LINKS
RESIDENTIAL UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK (RUST) 0% LOAN PROGRAM
0% loan assistance is available for removal and replacement of residential underground storage tanks and fuel lines for home heating fuel.
Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630