Health Applications

Working cooperatively within the Inspection Services Department, a team of Public Health and Inspection professionals are responsible for protecting the public’s health, disease control and prevention, as well as promoting sanitary living conditions to ensure the maximum quality of life for residents and visitors in the Town of Amherst.

In conjunction with the Board of Health, Inspection Services issues a variety of permits and licenses pertaining to public health and safety. The licenses and permits range from food and tobacco licenses to recreational camp and septic system permits. Any fees associated with a license or permit is due with your application and are payable by check to The Town of Amherst.

  1. Health License
  2. Health Permit
  3. Livestock and Poultry
  4. Well Construction
  5. Wood Burning

Health Licenses are annual and must be renewed before January 1 of each calendar year.


Health Licenses can be applied for on our online application portal.

This includes the following licenses:

  • Bed and Breakfast Licenses
  • Body Arts Establishment Licenses
  • Body Arts Technician Licenses
  • Food Establishment Licenses
  • Public Hot Tub/Spa/Pool Licenses
  • Ice Rink Licenses
  • Mobile Food Licenses
  • Removal of Offal Licenses
  • Removal of Rubbish Licenses
  • Septic Installer's Licenses
  • Tanning Salon Licenses

Supplemental Information:

Body Arts Licenses

Food Establishment Licenses 

Workers Compensation Affidavit (PDF)