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