Inspecting housing in Boston
We enforce state and City housing laws. These laws protect the health and safety of the public. Here’s how we regulate housing quality in Boston.
Registering rental properties
All rental property owners must register their housing with us. You have to register your rental property every year by July 1. Find out how to register.
We do random rental inspections at least once every five years. We'll notify you if we choose to inspect your property. Learn more about rental inspections.
We created a report on student housing trends in the City. We're trying to increase opportunities for student housing by 2030. See how we're doing.
We enforce housing codes to protect the health of tenants and the public. You can learn about City housing codes, or read a full list of the state laws. You have rights as well as rules to follow as a tenant. Learn about your responsibilities as a tenant.