Department of Public Safety

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Safety's mission is to reduce the risk to life and property by promoting safety in the design, construction, installation, inspection, operation, repair and alteration of boilers, pressure vessels, elevators, buildings and amusement devices. The Department of Public Safety seeks to ensure the safe ingress to and egress from all new and existing buildings for persons with physical disabilities as well as promote safety through inspections, licensing, regulatory compliance and implementation of programs for continuing education of all license programs. The Department licenses, certifies, registers or otherwise approves individuals and\or parties involved in a wide variety of areas. Educating license holders and others assists with the proper understanding and implementation of all Department regulations and helps reduce the number of complaints received relating to the varied programs.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 140 S. 205A Amusement Devices
MGL C. 146 S. 81-88 Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Refrigeration
MGL C. 143 S. 62-71 Elevators
MGL C. 6A S. 18 Establishes Department of Public Safety
MGL C. 22 S. 1-13A Department of Public Safety Enabling Legislation
MGL C. 111 S. 51,71 Authorizes Department of Public Safety to Issue Certificate of Inspection for Hospitals and Infirmaries
MGL C. 105 S. 1-7 Public Warehouses
MGL C. 239 S. 4 Public Warehouses
MGL C. 147 S. 57-61 S-Licenses
MGL C. 140 S. 180A-18-G Theatrical Booking Agents and Ticket Resellers
MGL C. 143 S. 71H-71S Recreational Tramway Board
MGL C. 271 S. 7A Raffles and Bazaars
MGL C. 270 S. 25 Ice Cream Truck Vending


520 CMR 13 Horse and Carriage
520 CMR 14 Excavation and Trench Safety
520 CMR 3 Motion Picture
520 CMR 5.0 Amusement Devices
520 CMR 6 Hoisting
520 CMR 8 Theatrical Booking Agents and Ticket Resellers
521 CMR Architectural Access Board
522 CMR 1 Board of Boiler Rules
523 CMR State Athletic Commission
524 CMR Elevators
526 CMR Recreational Tramway Board
528 CMR Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, & Refrigeration technicians
780 CMR State Building Code
780 CMR 5 Construction Supervisor License