Health Department

Coronavirus 2019  (COVID-19)


2020 ServSafe Schedule: The Connecticut Restaurant Association announces the 2020 ServSafe Schedule. ServSafe Manager meets the requirement for the state mandated Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM). The current schedule can be found at,

The Private Well Class: Learn about drinking water wells from videos, podcasts, and by email.  Learn how to protect your drinking water well.

Stormwater: Educational information to reduce/eliminate pollution in stormwater runoff -- pet waste, fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, impervious cover, and the impacts of illicit discharge.

Nuisance/Distressed Dogs: Contact the Animal Control Officer at 860-767-4340 x160.


Healthy People in a Healthy Community is the goal for the Essex Health Department. We are committed to providing essential local public health services and programs through on-going education, prevention of diseases, investigation of health problems, monitoring and advocacy. We investigate complaints concerning environmental conditions and violations of the Public Health Code and take appropriate enforcement action.

The Health Department enforces Connecticut General Statutes, Connecticut Public Health Code Regulations and the Essex Waste Water Management Ordinance.

As you travel through this site you will find information on our services, health articles, applications for permits, a section to register complaints, and information on recent health issues.

We are happy to respond to inquiries, comments, or suggestions for new programs that will improve our community's health and safety.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Lisa Fasulo Director of Health / Registered Sanitarian 860-767-4340 x118
Don Mitchell Registered Sanitarian 860-767-4340 x 151
Darcy Roper Administrative Assistant 860-767-4340 x144
Kerry Berardinelli Administrative Assistant 860-767-4340 x119