A copy of the regulations may be obtained at the main counter of Town Hall between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM at a cost of $5. Please make checks payable to the Town of Salem.
New Tattoo/ Body Piercing Establishment License:
The first step is to hire a State of New Hampshire Licensed Septic System Designer. He or She will contact the Health Department to schedule a test pit to determine if the system can be replaced in kind or if a new system needs to be designed.
It is recommend that the tank be pumped every 2 to 3 years.
It is recommended to first test soon after a new well is installed, thereafter every 3-5 years, whenever there is a change in property ownership, or whenever there is a noticeable change in the water quality, including changes in taste, odor or color.
The rules and regulations established by the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, Subsurface Bureau and the Water Resource Management Bureau form a part of Salem Chapter 253- Sewage Disposal Systems and Wells. A copy of the local regulations may be obtained at Town Hall or through the Web Site. Permits must be obtained from the Health Department. Applicable State Regulations must be obtained through the appropriate State Department.
For Septic System Designs, the homeowner shall:
EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 7, 2000-Pursuant to the Board of Selectmen adoption of revisions to Salem Chapter 253-Salem Disposal Systems and Wells, the following well test results and requirements shall be met prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy on any building serviced by a well in the town of Salem:
IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY TWO (2) WEEKS TO GET VOC TEST RESULTS. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AS VOC WELL TEST RESULTS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ISSUING THE CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY.
Salem Health Department33 Geremonty DriveSalem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 890-2050Fax: (603) 898-1223
Town Hall Hours
Monday 8:30am - 7pm
Tuesday- Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - Noon
Office/Permit HoursMonday: 8:30am - 9:30am & 5pm - 7pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am - 9:30am & 4pm - 5pm
Friday: 8:30am - 9:30am
Health OfficerBrian Lockard, CFPM(Certified Food Safety Professional)
FDA Certified Inspector
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