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Heat Emergency in Boston
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Mayor Wu declared a heat emergency in the City through Thursday, June 20.

Inspectional Services

The Inspectional Services Department administers and enforces building, housing, health, sanitation, and safety regulations mandated by City and State governments.

Take Advantage of our online portal

The online option saves you time — you can apply online and even print out your permit when it has been approved by us. Right now, you can apply for some of our permits online, but the list will continue to grow over time.

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Building Division Extended Hours every Tuesday

Whether you are looking to build a deck, repair your porch, or add an addition, we are here to help. Our building professionals will be available to provide guidance though the permitting process and answer questions. We offer extended hours every Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m.

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About Our Work

We are made up of five regulatory divisions. Our goal is to protect and improve the quality of life for all Boston residents. Our mission is to serve the public by protecting the health, safety, and environmental stability of Boston's business and residential communities.

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