News Flash

Posted on: July 22, 2021

The Town of Nantucket is pleased to announce the new e-Permitting Citizen Self Service (CSS) portal

From CSS, you can complete applications for Town permits including Health, Sewer, Building, Electrical, Gas/Plumbing, Zoning and HDC. You can view the status of a permit, schedule an inspection, monitor progress, and pay fees online.

Access to the portal can be found on the Town Website at  The process for permits remains the same as the current paper-based system. Once submitted, the associated department manages the...

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CSS Portal Press Release, July 22, 2021 New & Noteworthy
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Face Covering Advisory For All Nantucket Residents and Visitors

Face Covering Advisory July 21

As a result of increasing cases across the Cape and Islands, Health & Human Services Department avises all residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to use masks while indoors and at public locations when physical distance is not possible.

The increased virulence of the Delta variant, and its high ability to infect even those vaccinated in some cases, means that masking and distancing are strongly recommended at this time. 

Prolonged exposure, indoors and at high concentrations, is ...

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Face Covering Advisory for Nantucket (PF) New & Noteworthy
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Town of Nantucket’s Department of Health and Human Services Press Release - July 20, 2021

The Town of Nantucket’s Department of Health and Human Services is monitoring the increased infection rates across Massachusetts.

There have been only five positive cases reported by the Town and Nantucket Cottage Hospital since the 16th of July, all associated with travel. Contact tracing by the state and local authorities is underway. There are currently no hospitalizations associ...

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Coronavirus webpage New & Noteworthy
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Update: MassDEP/UMass Private Well Sampling Program for PFAS

Free Well Water Testing

The Town of Nantucket has received information that MassDEP/UMass is interested in collecting well water samples, for free testing of PFAS compounds, in the next few weeks.

This program is helping MassDEP characterize this emerging contaminant in private wells and to protect public health in the Commonwealth. There are more than 100 residents that have signed up with MassDEP/UMass and submitted an online application. &nb...

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PFAS webpage for the Town of Nantucket New & Noteworthy
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Your help makes all the difference: Help us end COVID

Volunteers for 1st Way

The Town is looking for volunteers to help with our COVID Vaccine Walk-In Clinic at 1st Way.

If you are looking to volunteer, visit this link: or send an email to Health Director Jerico Mele at

To learn more about the Town of Nantucket Vaccination program, visit...

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New & Noteworthy
Posted on: July 8, 2021

MassDEP FREE Well Water Testing for PFAS

Free Well Water Testing

MassDEP is offering private well owners an opportunity to receive free testing for PFAS compounds in communities where 60% or more of the consumers use private wells, like Nantucket. For more information about the program, visit the link below.

MassDEP FREE Well Water Testing for PFAS New & Noteworthy
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Town of Nantucket June Newsletter


Learn what Town Admin is up to these days: recap on ATM and Town Election; Coastal Resilience initiatives; COVID vaccination programs; news from our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director; an introduction to our summer interns, and so much more.

June Newsletter New & Noteworthy
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Volunteer Talent Bank: Serve Your Community!

Get involved _

Town government needs citizens who are willing to give time in the service of their community.

The Nantucket Select Board Talent Bank system is a means of compiling names of citizens who on a voluntary basis are willing to serve on boards, committees and as resource people. Please complete the questionnaire (link below) and indicate your a...

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Volunteer Talent Bank Questionnaire New & Noteworthy
Posted on: June 22, 2021

Town of Nantucket COVID Vaccination Programs

1st way Vaccination site

The Town of Nantucket is offering two vaccination programs, the Employee Vaccination Services, which offer vaccination assistance to business, and the Town of Nantucket Walk-In Clinic, now located at 1st Way School Administration site.

Employee Vaccination Services  

The Town of Nantucket is offering Vaccination assistance for business owners. If you are interested in participating in this program, please email Community Health Clinical Administrator Heather Francis.

Town of Nant...

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Webpage dedicated to COVID Vaccine sites on island New & Noteworthy
Posted on: May 19, 2021

2021 Nantucket Beach Map - Rules & Regulations


The 2021 Nantucket Beach Map - Rules & Regulations is now available online. To see it, visit the link below.

For more information on Nantucket open spaces, visit the Town of Nantucket Beaches & Parks webpages:  

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Nantucket Beach Map - Rules & Regulations (PDF) New & Noteworthy
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Volunteer Opportunities for Our Island Home

Our Island Home is excited to start welcoming back volunteers into the facility. This is a sign of brighter days ahead, not only for our residents, for our community as a whole.

As with everything, there will be changes to our volunteer program.  These changes are to ensure the safety of our Residents, Staff, and Volunteers.  Please review the update volunteer requirements below: 

  • Volunteers must be 18 y...
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Our Island Home Volunteer Opportunities (PDF) New & Noteworthy