Housing Codes

Housing inspections are conducted and enforcement procedures followed to comply with the Code of Massachusetts Regulations at 105 CMR 400 State Sanitary Code I: General Administrative Procedures and 410 State Sanitary Code II: Minimum Standards for Human Habitation.

The purposes of the code are to protect the health, safety and well-being of the occupants of housing and the general public, to facilitate the use of legal remedies available to occupants of substandard housing, to assist boards of health in their enforcement of the code and to provide a method of notifying interested parties of violations of conditions which require immediate attention.

State Sanitary Code