Complete a Property Questionnaire

Complete a property questionnaire to request an environmental check of your new or existing child care program’s location.

Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education

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What you need   for Complete a Property Questionnaire

You’ll need basic information to give to DPH such as the address of your new or current location and your contact information to get the results.

The questionnaire will ask for information about the location, such as what businesses are nearby and what was there before. Answer the questions you know and check off “Don’t know” if you don’t know the answer.

How to start   Complete a Property Questionnaire

Go to Property Questionnaire website.

To submit by email, complete a paper copy of the Property Questionnaire and send a photo or scanned copy to choosesafeplaces@mass.gov.

To submit by mail, complete a paper copy of the Property Questionnaire and send to:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Bureau of Climate and Environmental Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108

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Who should participate?

This free service is available to all early care and education programs, including group and school age programs as well as family child care programs. DPH can check your current location or a new location you may be considering.

Is it required?

No, participation is voluntary.

Why participate?

DPH can help you check for possible environmental hazards and give you advice to keep kids safe.

How to participate?

Fill out a property questionnaire with information about your location.

What to expect?

DPH’s property check is free.

DPH will email you in a few days to let you know if there are possible environmental concerns at the location.

If a possible environmental concern is found, DPH will do more research and contact you with recommendations.

Legal language

Recommendations made pursuant to DPH’s Choose Safe Places Program are based on publicly-available data and information at the time of the screen. For this reason, DPH cannot guarantee all possible environmental hazards will be identified. If remediation, follow-up testing, or other work is conducted as a result of DPH recommendations, DPH is not responsible for any costs associated with those activities. Please note that any data submitted by the participant or produced by DPH during the site screening process is considered public and will be shared with any party who requests it.

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