Short-Term Rental Ordinance

Inspectional Services Housing Division is overseeing the Short-Term Rental Ordinance which will be in effect April 1st, 2018. Applications for the Short-Term Rental Registry are now being accepted. For more information, see our Short-Term Rental page.

About the Inspectional Services Housing Division

The Housing Division of Inspectional Services Department enforces the State Sanitary Code (105 CMR 410). The division consists of 4 housing inspectors and each inspector is assigned to an area in the City.

The most common types of complaints are:

  • No heat
  • Insufficient hot water
  • Plumbing problems
  • Cross metering
  • Egress obstruction
  • Rodent infestation
  • Hoarding
  • Rubbish
  • Landlords maintenance responsibilities

To request an inspection, please call 617-349-6100 and ask for the Housing Inspector for your area.

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