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Municipal Resources

Along with being available to assist you with questions about local government and regional issues, the Franklin Regional Council of Governments also provides multiple resources, such as county road maps,…

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Cooperative Public Health Service

The CPHS Health District works to protect and promote public health in its 15 member towns, under the direction of the local Boards of Health. A Board of Health works…

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Respiratory Illness

Information and resources regarding prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other respiratory illness in Franklin County.

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Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program

The Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program (FCCIP) provides state-mandated building, electrical, and plumbing/gas inspection services (or a subset thereof) to 17 Franklin County towns and is responsible for zoning enforcement…


Please note:  Only potential bidders who have requested the bid from this page with a valid email address will be automatically sent addenda and notifications that become available for the…

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Collective Purchasing

The Collective Purchasing Program is a fee-for-service program that provides bidding, contracting and troubleshooting services to our member municipalities and others.  This page describes the overall program.  Information on specific…

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Town Accounting Program

The Town Accounting Program is a fee-for-service program initiated by the FRCOG in 2005 to respond to the needs of several Franklin County communities for professional accounting services. Services include warrant input,…

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Pools, Summer Camps, Beaver Permits and more

Boards of Health are responsible for protecting the public health by enforcing the state standards laid out in a number of  Codes.  Some of the most important public health protections…

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Illness and Disease

Infectious diseases cause illness, suffering and even death, and place an enormous financial and emotional burden on society. In Massachusetts, infectious disease are managed through a partnership between local boards…

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Boards of Health are responsible for protecting the public health by enforcing minimum state standards for community sanitation. The CPHS issues permits, conducts inspections, and initiates enforcement activities when needed to…

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Food Safety

The CPHS Regional Health Agents work to ensure safe food for residents and visitors of our member towns through regular inspections, educational programs and policy creation. We inspect restaurants, bed…

Septic Systems and Drinking Water

Septic Systems and Drinking Water

Safe, clean drinking water is one of the most important contributions to health, but in a rural area it can be easily threatened by failing or inadequate septic systems. CPHS…

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