If you live in Branford, East Haven, or North Branford, the East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD) is your local health department. ESDHD provides essential public health services such as Building Approvals, Septic System Permits, and Food Service Permits to a population of over 70,000 residents. We are committed to improving the health and well being of our residents through public health programs that promote wellness, prevent and control disease, and provide education about healthy lifestyles.

We Have Moved!

Visit East Shore District Health Department (ESDHD)
at our new location: 688 East Main Street, Branford, CT
Just off of Rte1
0.7 miles east of ChowderPot Restaurant
Take a left on baldwin drive
Take a left into the first driveway and drive all the way to the left side of the building.

CT Adopts FDA Food Code as the new CT Food Regulations for 2018

To CT Retail Food Operators:
This year Connecticut legislators passed a bill that directs the Connecticut Department of Public Health to adopt the FDA Food Code no later than July 1, 2018. Implementation of Public Act 17-93 brings many changes with it and since this will be a major change for both operators and regulators, it is important to understand what the changes are and when they will take effect. The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about the new code with answers provided by the Connecticut Department of Public Health Food Protection Program staff.