Inspection and Enforcement

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Public Works and the Inspectional Services Department conduct inspections and enforcement related to rodents.

Public Works conducts inspections of rubbish and recycling improperly set out on the sidewalk.  Public Works is also responsible for rodents in public parks and squares, public buildings, and associated with construction on public property.  To request more information or enforcement related to these locations, please e-mail or call us at 617.349.4800.

Inspectional Services (ISD) is responsible for enforcement of the State Sanitary Code, which covers sanitation violations on private property, as well as the enforcement of the City's Dumpster Ordinance.  To request more information or enforcement from ISD, please email or call them at 617.349.6100.

Not sure who to contact?  E-mail or call the Public Works' Operations Center at
617. 349.4846.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm