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Boston (City) Departmental Reports: Building Codes

This guide gathers annual reports of City of Boston government agencies. Some related reports are included.

First State Building Code with Notes on Usage Period

Boston/Massachusetts Building Codes

At one time, the City of Boston promulgated its own building code. In Massachusetts building codes were done municipality by municipality, and some simply adopted Boston's code as their own. In 1974, the Commonwealth created a statewide code, which became the official code. Information in newer versions can be found here.

Boston Building Codes

State Building Code