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Environmental Sanitation Division

Our mission is to protect the health and safety of the people of the City of Boston.  This division is comprised of three sections:  Rodent Control, Site Cleanliness, and Auto Shop Licensing and Enforcement.

We enforce state and city laws that protect the health and safety of the public.  These codes help us protect public health by keeping Boston free of rodents, ensures bulk refuse is properly maintained and managed and promoting safety measures in auto shops.

The City of Boston’s Environmental Services Division Operates on Five Basic Principles:

  • Public Education
  • Improve Sanitation Practices
  • Proactive Prevention
  • Rapid Response
  • Enforcement
  • Still have questions? Contact:
    Inspectional Services
  • Five Basic Principles for Rodent Control

    Rodents co-exist with humans. As the number of people multiply and areas becoming more commercialized, these rodents find their way to thrive.  Here you will find the the five principles we take to control Boston's rodent population

What We Do

Rodent Control
Rodent Control

We conduct inspections to make sure there is no rodent infestation present on a property. When we get a complaint, we'll do a comprehensive inspection of the area. We look for signs of an infestation and try to find and eliminate food sources.

Site Cleanliness
Site Cleanliness

The City of Boston Site Cleanliness Ordinance requires all businesses and residential locations that maintain bulk refuse apply for a license from the Boston Inspectional Services, Environmental Sanitation Division. 

Auto Shop License
Auto Shop License

You need to get a license to run an auto shop or dealership in the City.

Environmental Sanitation

We are responsible for ensuring Boston is clean, sanitary and code compliant

Our division is charged with ensuring our environment is rodent free, environmentally safe and compliant with all applicable codes.   

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