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We provide legal services to the Mayor, City Council and City departments regarding their official capacities within City government.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We ask that those seeking to contact or submit documents to the Claims Division and Tax Title Division of the Law Department please, if at all possible, do so by mail, email, fax, or telephone only. Please note: If you are submitting a new claim, you must do so in hard-copy, preferably by mail. If you are submitting documents on an existing claim, you may do so by email or fax.

If you need to submit documents in person, please leave your documents at reception in Room 615 at City Hall while maintaining a safe distance of at least six feet from any other person in the office. During this time, our staff will not be meeting in person with members of the public, but can arrange appointments to speak by phone:

Email for claims:
Email for tax title:
Phone: 617-635-4034
Fax: 617-635-3199

Our office has been in continuous existence for 180 years and under the sole authority of the Corporation Counsel for 125 years. The Corporation Counsel has supervisory authority over all City attorneys and legal affairs and is responsible for all litigation to which the City of Boston is a party. Find out more about the Law Department.

  • 1 City Hall Square
    Room 615
    Boston, MA 02201
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    Office hours
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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