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The Division of Health Inspections

The Division of Health Inspections conducts inspections on licensed food establishments.

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    The Mayor's Food Court provides consumers with information about Boston's restaurants so that they can make informed decisions about where they will eat. For restaurant professionals, proper food handling and management practices are provided to ensure delivery of quality food service to consumers.

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About Our Work

Types of establishments regulated include:

  • Retail food stores

  • Restaurants

  • Caterers

  • Commissaries

  • Day care facilities

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing homes

  • Mobile vendors

  • Recreational camps for children

  • Swimming pools and baths

  • Funeral homes

All licensed establishments are inspected at least once per year. Establishments found to be at higher risk will receive multiple inspections throughout the year. Inspectors respond to all complaints such as unsanitary conditions and illness in licensed premises.

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Hours & Directions

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 
    8:00am - 4:00pm

    Thursday Evening:
    Building Division Only 
    8:00am - 7:00pm

    Please note that the cashier closes 15 minutes prior to closing.

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  • Location

    ISD offices are located at 1010 Massachusetts Ave.

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