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City of Boston Departments & Agencies

Assessing Department
Personal Property Unit
Boston City Hall, Room 301
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-1165 or 617-635-1141 (Valuation Questions)
Website:www.cityofboston.gov/assessing/perproprty.asp
Email: Assessing@cityofboston.gov

Boston Licensing Board
City Hall, Room 809
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-4170
Website:www.cityofboston.gov/licensing/
Email: LicensingBoard@cityofboston.gov

Boston Police Department
One Schroeder Place
(licensing window: 1st floor, M-F, 8:30am-4:00pm)
Boston, MA 02120
Phone: 617-343-4435
Website: www.ci.boston.ma.us/police/

Consumer Affairs and Licensing
City Hall, Room 817
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-4165
Website: www.cityofboston.gov/consumeraffairs/
Email: MOCAL@cityofboston.gov

Department of Public Works
Boston City Hall, Room 715
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-4911
Website: www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/
Email: PublicWorks@cityofboston.gov

Inspectional Services Department
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-635-5300
Website:www.cityofboston.com/isd/
Email: ISD@cityofboston.gov

Office of Business Development
26 Court Street, 9th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-635-2000 Fax: 617-635-0282
Website:www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/OBD
Email: See website for contact information

Boston Business Assistance Center
2201 Washington Street
Roxbury,MA 02119
Phone: 617-989-9100 Fax: 617-989-9125
Website:www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/OBD/1_BBAC.asp

Office of the City Clerk
Boston City Hall, Room 601
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-4600
Website:www.cityofboston.com/cityclerk/
Email: See website for contact information

Taxpayer Referral and Assistance Center
Boston City Hall, Room M-5
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-4287
Website:www.cityofboston.gov/TRAC
Email: Assessing@cityofboston.gov

Zoning Board of Appeals
City Hall, Room 205
Boston, MA 02201
Phone: 617-635-4775
Boston, MA 02201
Website:www.cityofboston.gov/isd/BOA
Email: ISD@cityofboston.gov

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Departments & Agencies [back to top]

Department of Industrial Accidents
Labor and Workforce Development
600 Washington Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-727-4900 or 800-323-3249
Website: www.state.ma.us/dia/

Division of Occupational Safety
399 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-727-3452
Website: www.state.ma.us/dos

Division of Professional Licensure
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-727-7367
Website: www.state.ma.us/reg/

Division of Standards
One Ashburton Place, Room 1115
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-727-3480
Website: www.mass.gov/standards

Massachusetts Business Development Corporation
500 Edgewater Drive, Suite 555
Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: 781-928-1100 Fax: 781-928-1101
Website: www.mass-business.com

Massachusetts Department of Revenue
Customer Service Bureau
Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 800-392-6089 or 617-887-6367
Website: www.dor.state.ma.us/

Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance
Contributions Department
Charles F. Hurley Building
19 Staniford Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114 Phone: 617-626-6800 – Unemployment Insurance Info
617-626-5050 – Employer Contributions
617-626-5400 – Customer Service
617-626-5744 – Info on the Labor Market
Website: www.DETMA.org

Massachusetts Office of Business Development
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3720
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-973-8600 or 800-522-7482
Fax: 617-973-8797
Website: www.state.ma.us/mobd

Office for Childcare Services
One Ashburton Place, Room 1105
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-626-2000Fax: 617-626-2028
Website: www.qualitychildcare.org

Secretary of State's Office
Corporations Division
One Ashburton Place, 17th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-727-9640
Website: www.state.ma.us/sec/cor/

Secretary of State's Office
Trademarks Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1717
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-727-8329
Website: www.state.ma.us/sec/cor/

State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA)
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3740
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-973-8692
Website: www.somwba.state.ma.us/

Federal Divisions and Agencies [back to top]

Bureau of the Census
Regional Office
2 Copley Place, Ste 301
Boston, MA 02117
Phone: 617-424-0510
Website: www.census.gov/
Demographic & economic surveys
Quick facts link:http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/25000.html

Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
General Information Services Division
Crystal Plaza 3, Room 2C02
Washington, D.C. 20231
Phone: 800-786-9199
Website: www.uspto.gov/

Federal Information Center
P.O. Box 600
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: 800-688-9889
Website: www.firstgov.gov/
An extremely valuable website that provides information and links to the various government agencies and resources.

Internal Revenue Service
J.F.K. Federal Building
Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: 617-316-2850
Website: www.irs.gov/
– Federal Corporate Income Tax 800-829-1040
– Federal Tax Forms Only 800-829-3676
– Federal Tax Information 800-829-1040

International Trade
164 Northern Avenue
Room 307
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 617- 424-5900
Website: www.ita.doc.gov/

Small Business Administration
O'Neill Building
10 Causeway Street
2nd Floor, Room 265
Boston, MA 02222
Website: www.sba.gov/
– Management Division 617-565-5590
– Finance Division 617-565-5627
– Procurement& Technical Assist. 617-565-5589
– Service Corps of Retired Executives 617-565-5591

U.S. Copyright Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559
Phone: 202-707-3000 or 800-688-9889
Website: www.copyright.gov/

U.S. Department of Commerce
MA contact info: www.commerce.gov/states/massachusetts.html
Website: www.commerce.gov

U.S. Government Book Store
Call toll free: 866-512-1800
Or shop on line at US Government Online Bookstore
Website: http://bookstore.gpo.gov/

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