Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

DPW offices at 147 Hampshire St. are open to the public, by appointment only. Appointments can be made by phone at 617-349-4800 or by email at Individual staff are also available for appointments outside of these hours as needed; please contact the office with the details of your issue, and we will coordinate with the appropriate staff member. Many DPW services can be provided online, and DPW phones are staffed 24/7 to respond to urgent concerns.

Construction Moratorium Lifted

The Department of Public Works winter moratorium on excavations in the public right of way ends on March 22, 2021 at 7:00am.  Contractors may apply for Excavation Permits on the City’s permitting portal at  State and City requirements for construction during Covid-19 are still in effect and must be followed by all contractors.  Contractors are required to have a Covid-19 Control plan on file with DPW in order to apply for permits.  If there have been any changes to a previously submitted Covid-19 Control Plan, you must re-submit the plan to DPW.  This is especially important if the person identified as the Covid-19 officer has changed.  Covid-19 Control Plans may be submitted to the City’s permitting portal.

Certain large projects will be required to attend the DPW’s weekly construction coordination meeting at 9:00am on Monday mornings.  These meetings will be held remotely beginning April 5, 2021. To view meeting minutes that include updates on construction projects in the City, please click here. 

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