City of Boston
Boston Inspectional Services
The Division of Health Inspections
Assistant Commissioner Charlie Cook
The Division of Health Inspections regulates food establishments such as: retail food stores, restaurants, caterers, commissaries, day care facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, mobile and Haymarket vendors as well as recreational camps for children, swimming pools, baths and funeral homes.

All licensed establihments 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.

Contact Information:

Health Division
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 4th floor
Boston, Ma 02118

Tel: 617 635 5300
Fax: 617 635 5388

Please note, the above email should only be used for general questions. If you have a request for service you can expedite the process by submitting your request via this link. Thank you.


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ISD Hours of Operation:
1010 Mass Ave.
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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