Public Health Division

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Public Health Division of the Office of Municipal Services.

Our mission is to develop and maintain innovative programs to safeguard and improve the general health of the citizens of the Town of Maynard. This mission is accomplished through the provision of appropriate services and the enforcement of applicable regulations.


Permits for the following activities/businesses are handled through our online permit processing system:

  • Dumpster Permit - Business/Residential
  • Food Establishment
  • Funeral Director
  • Public or Semi-Public Pool Operation
  • Recreational Camp For Children
  • Septage Hauler
  • Solid Waste Hauler
  • Tanning Equipment
  • Temporary Food Establishment
  • Tobacco Application

Board of Health Permit Fee Schedule (PDF)

The following permits can be applied for with the PDF forms below:

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Fall 2023 Vaccination Information

The memo aims to update Maynard residents on COVID-19 cases and encourage residents to get vaccinated and/or receive updated boosters against newer circulating variants, to protect themselves and their families from the serious consequences of COVID-19, including hospitalization and death. 

What you need to know

COVID-19 cases have spiked this month due to a new strain, Omicron variant XBB.1.5. The earlier bivalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use in the United States, and administration of bivalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines must cease immediately. On September 11, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved and authorized for emergency use updated monovalent (single) COVID-19 vaccines to provide better protection against hospitalization and death. 

What do residents need to do?

  • Regardless of previous vaccination, individuals 5 years of age and older are eligible to receive a single dose of an updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after the last dose of any COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Individuals 6 months through 4 years of age who have previously been vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible to receive one or two doses of an updated mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (timing and number of doses to administer depends on the previous COVID-19 vaccine received). Unvaccinated individuals 6 months through 4 years of age are eligible to receive three doses of the updated authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or two doses of the updated authorized Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. 

For more information

Contact Maynard Public Health (978-897-1370) to request COVID-19 test kits and masks. For more information on vaccines and where to get vaccinated, visit:

Additional COVID information and case statistics for Maynard are available here.

Public Health Nurse

Moira Carter, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
(978) 897-1371

Office Hours

Tuesday: 8am-7pm
Friday: 8am-12noon

Office of Municipal Services
Maynard Town Building, Lower Level
195 Main Street
Maynard, MA 01754

Public Health Nursing Services and Roles

  • Works with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to track communicable diseases and protect the public health
  • Assists with Emergency Preparedness
  • Implements immunization clinics, blood pressure clinics, and other clinics
  • Performs home visits (e.g. immunizations of homebound residents, assessing for need for support and referrals, education etc.)
  • Engages in community assessments
  • Collaborates and coordinates with schools, COA, state agencies, etc.
  • Engages in health promotion and community outreach

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