We are made up of five regulatory divisions whose aim is to protect and improve the quality of life for all Boston residents. Our mission is to serve the public by protecting the health, safety, and environmental stability of Boston's business and residential communities. Learn more about our work.
Take Advantage OF our online portal
The online option saves you time — you can apply online and even print out your permit when it has been approved by us. Right now, you can apply for some of our permits online, but the list will continue to grow over time.
Short-term rentals in the City of Boston are subject to new regulations starting on January 1, 2019.
Meeting the housing code in Boston
All homes must meet the State Sanitary Code. Learn more about the regulations.