Archives Guide ~ Consumer Affairs and Licensing (0271)

Historical note

Chapter 12 of the Ordinances of 1984 established within the Mayor’s Office a division known as the Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing contains two divisions. The Licensing Division, at the direction of the Mayor, is responsible for the regulation of Boston’s entertainment industry as set forth by applicable law. It issues licenses for all live entertainment, coin operated amusements, arcades, theaters, dancing, carnivals, concerts and sporting events. The Consumer Affairs Division mediates, educates and advocates on behalf of the City’s consumers.




0271.001 One-time Entertainment licenses 1990-1995 5 record cartons

Scope and Contents note
Licenses issued by the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing for one-time entertainment programs.



0271.002 Entertainment license case files 1983-1990 1 record carton

Scope and Contents note
Records of entertainment licenses issued by the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing.