City of Boston Inspectional Services
Inspectional Services Department
Protects and improves the quality of life for all Boston residents by enforcing building, housing, health, sanitation and safety regulations mandated by the City.
City of Cambridge Inspectional Services
Inspectional Services – Housing Inspections, Ranjit Singanayagam, Commissioner
831 Massachusetts Ave., 1st Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139
City of Somerville
Goran Smiljic, Superintendent of Inspectional Services, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Franey St., Somerville MA 02145
(617) 625-6600 ext 5600
Town of Brookline - Public Health Department (Brookline Inspectional Services)
Health Department:Dr. Swannie Jett, DrPH, MSc, Director of Health and Human Services
11 Pierce Street, Brookline, MA 02445
City of Boston Office of Housing Stability
This office provides information to tenants and landlords about their rights and responsibilities.
Housing disputes can arise between landlords and tenants, residents and managers, roommates and neighbors. The City of Boston Office of Housing Stability offers low and no-cost mediation to help you resolve your housing disputes.
Want to know more about a specific building address in Boston? Visit this site and search by street address. Provided by the City of Boston.
- City of Boston Renting Guide
City of Boston Zoning Code
**The City of Boston’s Zoning Code prohibits 5 or more undergraduate students from living together in the same dwelling. As you search our listings for Boston, please be aware that any units with 5 or more bedrooms should not be comprised solely of all undergraduate students. Exceeding the five-person limit in violation of the Boston Zoning Code could put your lease at risk and result in higher costs, especially if you or a roommate is forced to move out to bring the dwelling into compliance. For full details of this City Ordinance, please visit the Massachusetts Law Library resource page.
- Citizen Information Service – Highlights of the State Sanitary Code
Massachusetts Lead Law
Lead paint and young children
- The Forum for Massachusetts Law
- Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation – Massachusetts Tenant & Landlord Rights & Responsibilities
- Interactive Boston Map
- Legal Tactics: Tenants’ Rights in Massachusetts
Helpful posts about tenant/landlord rights in Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Law About Tenant/Landlord Rights