Health Officer

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Health officers are given broad powers by NH RSA 128 & 147 to protect the public health.

In Newington, all proposed restaurants and food vendors must obtain approval from the Health Officer prior to serving food to the public. The Health Officer also has the authority to shut down any such establishments that are determined to be operating in an unsanitary manner.

Newington's Health Officer is also very knowledgeable about the West Nile Virus and recommended precautions. Useful information is available at the web sites maintained by the State of New Hampshire and the City of Portsmouth.

Mr. Stowell may be contacted at the Town Hall at 603-436-7640, or via email.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Charles Smart Health Officer (603) 436-7640
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