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Our department's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Boston by protecting air, water, climate, and land resources, and by preserving and improving the integrity of Boston's architectural and historic resources.

We maintain Boston's wealth of historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways through protective designation and review processes.

We are focused on implementing the Mayor’s commitment to sustainable development, climate protection, and the environment. We review environmental impact assessments, issue permits, and provide information and referral services on environmental issues.

1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Oct 18

Officials celebrate Boston's leadership on climate resilience

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Oct 16

Climate Ready Boston explores solutions for coastal resilience in South Boston

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Oct 11

Demolition Delay Application: 35 Chickatawbut Street

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Boston celebrates National Energy Efficiency Day by encouraging all residents to participate in Renew Boston
Oct 5

City announces series of home energy-saving workshops

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