Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday -Friday
Director of Health
Assistant Health Director and Sanitarian
Social Services Coordinator
Online payments for Building, Health and Zoning Departments can be made by following this link: http://www.townofdurhamct.org/Online-Payments, then select Building Health and Zoning.
For information on COVID-19 visit: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
YOu can also visit the Town webpage at: https://www.townofdurhamct.org/coronavirus
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination is the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
Anyone who wants to be protected against the flu should consult their own health-care provider to receive the vaccine.
Flu clinics are sponsored by Stop & Shop Pharmacy: Towns of Cromwell, Durham, Middlefield & the City of Middletown:
Follow the link to download the consent form: Flu shot Consent Form
• Must be at least 18 years of age, and in good health
• Flu vaccine free with insurance plans (please bring your insurance card)
• Limited flu vaccine available for those without insurance
• Insurance required to receive pneumonia vaccine (please bring your insurance card)
• Appointments not taken (first-come, first-served)
• Residency not required
For more information contact:
Durham: 860. 349.8253
Middlefield: 860. 276.6275
Food Service Dispensing Applications:
You may fill out the below forms and email them to the Health Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filling out the application/permit does not constitute an approval.
Application for Food or Beverage Dispensing Establishment Registration
Application for Durham Fair Food or Beverage Dispensing Vendor Registration
Application for Temporary Event Food or Beverage Dispensing Registration
Water Quality Reports
Listing files in 'Consumer Confidence Reports Water Systems'
Water Treatment Wastewater Disposal System Installation Application
Homeowner's Guide to Septic Systems
Installers application for a permit to construct or repair a septic system
Soil Testing Season
Soil Test Application
The Durham Department of Health accepts applications for soil tests to determine the suitability of lots to accommodate subsurface sewage disposal systems. The soil tests, comprised of deep test pits and percolation tests, are conducted in the spring usually beginning in mid-March.Applications for the spring testing season should be filed by mid-April.
Also, testing is conducted in the autumn beginning in October. Applications for the autumn testing should be submitted by early December. Testing conducted in the autumn in areas where high groundwater can be expected may require monitoring of the groundwater level during the next wet season, February 1 to May 31.
Investigation of failing septic systems and soil testing necessary for the repair and replacement of existing systems are conducted throughout the year.
Similarly, testing for the designation of reserve leaching areas in conjunction with proposed additions to houses and construction of accessory structures is conducted during most of the year.
Applications are available on-line (click on “soil test application” above) and from the Health Department located on the second floor of the Town Hall.
To have an application mailed or faxed, please call 860-349-8253.