Health Department

Currently, Town Hall is open by appointment only.  Please make an appointment in advance if you need to come into the Health Office.

A Message From David Knauf, Director of Health

Welcome to the Darien Health Department website.  It is our intention to use this space to provide you with up-to-the minute health information as well as provide conveniently available application forms for your use.  Please also see the page for the Advisory Board of Health.  Please e-mail me if you have any questions or comments.  Good Health to you!

Mission of the Health Department is to:  Prevent disease, by promoting a safe community and healthy environment to all residents and visitors, while upholding public health based regulations, which protect the quality of life.

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New COVID testing location!
Please click here for the Health Department's page dedicated to Coronavirus Information.

Are Darien Beaches Open?  Yes, but call the Beach HOTLINE 203-656-7323 to learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19 while at the beach.

Do you need to submit a tick while Town Hall is closed?
Click here for directions.

Do you want to get your Shellfishing Permit while Town Hall is closed?  The form can be found here.  If you would like to get your permit when you drop off your paperwork, please make an appointment prior to coming to Town Hall by calling 203-656-7320.  If you do not need your permit immediately, please mail in our paperwork/payment and the permit will be mailed back to you.


Annual Report: 2018-19

Quarterly Report to Board of Selectmen: July 2020

Inspection Reports for Darien Restaurants and Cosmetology Salons are available!

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Staff Contacts

Contact Information

Health Department
Room 109, Town Hall
2 Renshaw Road

Phone: (203) 656-7320

For an emergency after hours: 203-662-5300 or 911 

*Effective June 1, 2020*
Open Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.,
closed Fridays and Holidays