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The Malden Board of Health is a statutory board created pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 111, Section 26 and Chapter 41, Section 1. The office and its staff act for both the State and City to promote and protect the health, welfare and safety of Malden residents. The Board of Health leads the effort to improve the well-being of the community and enforces the laws and regulations governing health, environment, housing, and sanitation.

Current Board of Health Members:

Dr. Kunwar Singh M.D, Chairman

Dr. Kourtney Nickerson PhD, Member

Attorney D.J. Wilson, Member


       Resident Cold Weather Information

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR)105 CMR 410.000: 


105 CMR 410.201: Temperature Requirements:

The owner shall provide heat in every habitable room and every room containing a toilet, shower, or bathtub to at least 68 °F (20 °C) between 7:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M. and at least 64 °F (17° C) between 11:01 P.M. and 6:59 A.M. every day other than during the period from June 15th to September 15th, both inclusive; in each year except and to the extent the occupant is required to provide the fuel under a written letting agreement. The temperature shall at no time exceed 78°F (25° C) during the heating season. The temperature may be read and the requirement shall be met at a height of five feet above floor level on a wall any point more than five feet from the exterior wall. The number of days per year during which heat must be provided in accordance with 105 CMR 410.000 may be increased or decreased through a variance granted in accordance with the provisions of 105 CMR 410.840 notwithstanding the prohibitions of the first clause of the first sentence of 105 CMR 410.840(A).

NO HEAT:  Tenant’s heat should be 68 °F during the day and 64 °F at night.  If landlords don’t comply, tenants can call the Board of Health at 781-397-7049 or call 911 during off hours.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT OIL DEALER’S SERVICE:  Please contact the Weights and Measures Department at 781-397-7166.


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