Boston Rental Registration and Inspection Period to Begin


The Rental Registration and Inspection Program requires the annual registration of all private rental units and the inspection of all non-exempt rental units to be conducted every 5 years in the city of Boston. This year, the registration period began on May 1st and will end on August 1, 2013.

The registration fee is $25 per unit. Failure to register a rental unit will result in fines and additional enforcement actions.

Benefits of the program:

  • Educates owners on State and local housing codes
  • Provides owners with a written record of the condition of their property
  • Ensures rental units meet minimum Housing Code Requirements

For more information or to register a rental unit in the city of Boston, go to

You may also email or call (617) 635-1010.