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Current Commissioner Sean Lydon will remain with the City as Senior Advisor For Construction; Brian Foran and Michaela Nee of the Coordinated Response Team will be named Acting Co-Directors .

Changes will streamline building permits for commercial office space development.

We have tips on grill safety from the City’s Inspectional Services Department.

Today, Mayor Michelle Wu announced an effort to create dog-friendly spaces at beer gardens and outdoor restaurant patios across Boston.

Mayor Michelle Wu today celebrated the confirmation by the Boston City Council of 8 new appointees to the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA), bringing the new total of confirmed ZBA appointees to 10.

Mayor Michelle Wu today announced a slate of appointments to the Zoning Board of Appeal (ZBA).

Read about all things Inspectional Services.

Our office remains open to the public for in-person services, however, for your safety and that of our staff, the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) has temporarily adjusted some of our business...

Mayor Kim Janey along with representatives from several city agencies today greeted college and university students moving into Boston, and helped ensure they have a smooth transition into their new...

Today, Mayor Janey designates May as National Building Safety Month for the City of Boston.

Marc Joseph will assume the role of Deputy Building Commissioner, and Paul Williams will assume the role of Assistant Housing Commissioner.

This new tool will increase access to information related to proposed projects seeking relief from the Zoning Board of Appeal.

Tracker will allow individuals to gather information about ongoing projects

We want to hear your feedback about the Zoning Board of Appeal process in the City of Boston!

The Inspectional Services Department's weights and measures sealers conduct random spot checks of oil delivery trucks throughout Boston’s Neighborhoods.

Reusable bags are an important part of reducing waste and mitigating harmful effects on the environment.

This new platform allows applicants to submit their appeal electronically.

The City of Boston has implemented new protocols for essential construction work in the City of Boston due to the public health emergency caused by the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Coronaviruses are respiratory viruses and are generally spread through respiratory secretions (droplets from coughs and sneezes) of an infected person to another person.

Mayor Walsh is spearheading the changes necessary to strengthen public confidence in the board, improve its functions and efficiencies, and create a more understandable and transparent process.

With the holidays fast approaching, Inspectional Services is providing a weekly blog related to home safety tips.

Although we joke about Boston’s weather, Inspectional Services wants to remind property owners to get ahead of the winter.

To protect yourself, your family, and friends from foodborne illness during warm-weather months, safe food handling when eating outdoors is critical.

The warm weather has a tendency to cause a rise in the amount of rodents in the area.

Inspectional Services has written a series of blog posts on summer safety.

Our job is to ensure that where you live, work, eat and play are safe.

This Asthma Awareness Month, learn about asthma triggers commonly found in the home.

Tips from the City's Inspectional Services Department for how to prepare your home for spring.

We're saying farewell to Assistant Commissioner John Meaney.

It’s Women in Construction Week! To celebrate, we want you to get to know some of the women behind our Building Division Staff.

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