Current Topics


Mosquito control operations begin in Portsmouth

July 2, 2018

The Mosquito Control program begins July 2, 2018 in the City of Portsmouth. Crews from Dragon Mosquito Control will be checking swamps, salt marshes, woodland pools, ditches, catch basins and other shallow, stagnant water for mosquito larvae. When mosquitoes are found, the following larvicides may be used:


Holiday Food Safety 2017

November 16, 2017

As we move into the Holiday season, the Health Department would like to remind you that food borne bacteria don’t take holidays, so be mindful of food safety as you prepare your Holiday feasts.



September 18, 2017

Current Portsmouth Ordinance Chapter 4, Food Licensing and Regulations covers food service in Portsmouth and is in the process of being updated.


Community Advisory Board Haven Well

July 31, 2017

The Community Advisory Board was requested by the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) in response to public input that communication and community inclusion in discussions regarding the Haven Well contamination issue needed improvement.