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Last updated: 1/31/19

City of Boston alerts and notifications

We have information below about signing up for the many different newsletters across the City. You'll also find information on emergency alerts and parking notifications.

Still have questions? Contact:
Emergency Management
1 City Hall Square
Room 204
Boston, MA 02201
United States

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime.

Our AlertBoston system is for residents, businesses, and visitors to the City of Boston. We'll notify you by phone, text, or email in the event of an emergency. By enrolling in AlertBoston, you're taking an important step to keep you and your family safe.

You can select different languages for alerts in our form. If you would like alerts through TDD/TTY devices, please contact us at 617-635-1400 or

Message & data rates may apply