According to State Sanitary Code, Chapter 2: The health department is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Massachusetts State Sanitary Code (105 CMR 410.000). These regulations include elements ranging from minimum standards of fitness for human habitation to disorderly parcels of land that may impact public health and well-being.
Any resident within the Tri-Town Health Department jurisdiction (Lee-Lenox-Stockbridge) has the right to file a complaint with the health department if it suspected that conditions exist in their dwelling unit or common and exterior areas which may be in violation of the sanitary code. To facilitate an inspection of the property, a complaint form must be submitted to the department in writing so that an appointment may be scheduled. Telephone complaints will only be accepted in the case of an emergency.