The Inspectional Services Department is responsible for enforcing building, housing, health, sanitation and safety…More regulations mandated by city and state governments. The department oversees all activities related to building permits, zoning reviews, safety inspections and the licensure of food establishments.
The Department's Environmental Services office is also responsible for overseeing and enforcing laws and ordinances related to trash storage and pickup as well as rodent control.
If you're having trouble finding the parking clerk's office in City Hall, just make your way to the second floor and…More look for the longest lines. The office manages all parking permits and tickets for the city through its multiple service windows at City Hall and, on any given day at any given time, the wait can be serious.
The parking clerk adjudicates all fines and fees from parking tickets, so appeals are handled through the office too.
Full explanations of how to obtain a residential parking permit, how to get a special occupancy parking permit (for delivery trucks) and how to challenge or pay a ticket are available at the parking clerk's website.
The site also offers e-mail alerts for street sweeping in a particular neighborhood and a search function for towed cars.
Susan Myers Architects 283 Chestnut Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Susan Myers Architects is a general practice architectural and design firm serving Jamaica Plains and the surrounding…More communities. Led by Susan Myers, who previously worked for the City of Boston, the firm offers full design services to clients for a wide range of projects including institutional and residential buildings. Call for more information or to schedule a consultation with the office.
Skelly Insurance Agency Inc. 734 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA02130 Skelly Insurance Agency is an independent insurance and financial management company with an office located in the city…More of Boston as well as one based in Jamaica Plain. Led by Tom Skelly, Jr., the firm offers coverage plans to both commercial and individual clients. Some services include auto, home, weather, professional liability, business and umbrella insurance among many other coverage plans. Visit its website to receive a quote or call to speak with an associate or to schedule an appointment or consultation with the office.
The Boston Fire Department's firefighters and other personnel work out of …More href="http://www.cityofboston.gov/fire/locations.asp">35 fire stations around the city. The department provides fire protection and basic emergency services, in addition to many specialized skills, such as dealing with hazardous materials and water rescues. For emergencies, dial 911. The phone number for the administrative headquarters is 617-343-3415.
Here are the neighborhood fire stations in neighborhoods served by Patch:
Charlestown: Engine 32 and Ladder 9
Charlestown: Engine 50
Jamaica Plain: Engine 28 and Tower Ladder 10
South End: Engine 3 and Special Unit
South End: Engine 22, W-25 & Hazardous Materials unit
Tree Works Earth Design is a family-owned landscaping design and construction firm. Owner Rich Gargiulo and his…More team's focus is the creation of urban gardens and bringing nature to a cityscape. The agency's portfolio highlights designs that feature natural stone walls and large stone boulder installations. Other hardscapes include patios, pathways and water features. Finishing touches include natural elements, such as as indigenous and environmentally appropriate trees, shrubs and perennial plants.
Additional services include fencing, soil replacement, excavating, mulching, drainage system installations, and tree and shrub maintenance. The company has worked on a variety of projects, both in the city and in the suburbs. It has also worked on a number of municipal projects. On-site consultations are available.
The Public Works Department maintains the roads, streets and bridges throughout Boston's 10 districts. It…More handles everything from street cleaning and trash removal to plowing, sanding and salting the roads in the winter.
The department operates out of this administrative office on the seventh floor of City Hall and a headquarters at 400 Frontage Road. The latter is for districts 1 and 5, and the building contains the city's snowplows, sand and salt, and two garages for light and heavy maintenance. It is also the offices for the sanitary department and the street lighting department. Each district also has its own local garage.
Other Public Works Department services include recycling and trash removal, pot hole repairs, road repairs, deceased animal removal, motor vehicle accident cleanup, city vehicle towing, street and sidewalk permits, hazardous waste collection and more.
District 1: North End, South End, Chinatown, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, downtown Boston. Phone: 617-635-1266
District 2: Jamaica Plain. Phone: 617-635-7521, 7522
District 3: Dorchester. Phone: 617-635-7530, 7531
District 4: Brighton. Phone: 617-635-7507, 7508
District 5: South Boston. Phone: 617-635-7555
District 6: West Roxbury and Roslindale. Phone: 617-635-7512
District 7: Mattapan. Phone: 617-635-7533, 7534
District 8: Hyde Park. Phone: 617-635-7515
District 9: East Boston. Phone: 617-635-7525
District 10: Roxbury and Fenway. Phone: 617-635-7580, 7581