Health Department

Town Health Officer

Bill Johnson, ( or 462-3366

Deputy Health Officer

Susan Johnson ( or 462-2775

Town Health Officers are responsible for:

  • Investigating possible public health hazards and risks within the municipality
  • Taking action to prevent, remove or destroy any such hazards
  • Taking action to mitigate significant public health risks
  • Enforcing health laws, rules and permit conditions, and taking the steps necessary to enforce orders

Examples of Town Health Officer Responses:

  • Complaints of failing sewage systems that may affect the public’s health
  • Rental housing complaints
  • Complaints of animal cruelty & animal bites
  • Closing swimming areas that may be a public health threat
  • Local compliance with Vermont’s Lead Law

Cornwall residents are encouraged to visit the Vermont Department of Health web pages ( for a wealth of information on an array of public health issues. Click here for an explanation of the role the Town Health Officer and a description of Town Health Officer Law.

Town residents may also follow the Health Department on Facebook and Twitter. ( and (!/healthvermont)