Environmental Sanitation

The Environmental Services Division functions to:
- Monitor and treat rodent activity on city property
- Inspect and monitor all permitted construction sites in the city of Boston for rodent activity,
- Enforce the State Sanitary Code
- Enforce the Site Cleanliness Ordinance


Basic Operating Principles

The City of Boston environmental division operates on five basic principles by incorporating education, enforcement, clean-up:

  • Public Education
  • Improve Sanitation Practices
  • Proactive Prevention
  • Rapid Response, to rodent and trash complaints
  • Enforcement (trapping and rodent baiting)

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.


  • Location

    ISD offices are located at 1010 Massachusetts Ave.

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