Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 4/11/18

Inspectional Services Department

The mission of the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) is to serve the public by protecting the health, safety, and environmental stability of Boston's business and residential communities. To this end, ISD effectively administers and consistently enforces building, housing, and environmental regulations within the City of Boston. The department will continue to use its resources to protect and improve the quality of life in Boston’s neighborhoods by providing public information, education, and enforcement.

William Christopher, Commissioner
The City’s capital plan for Inspectional Services is targeted at increasing the Department’s capacity to issue permits and licences, and perform inspections to ensure the safety of city residents.

FY19 Major Initiatives

  • A study will begin in FY19 to develop a building program and provide site options for a new animal shelter.

Inspectional Services Department - Active Projects


Category Project Location Status FY19 Projected Total
Government Effectiveness Animal Shelter Roxbury New Project 100,000 100,000
Department total 100,000 100,000