This is a collection of Massachusetts state agency and commission decisions and bulletins available online. When available, we have included the dates of coverage. If you do not see an agency listed, it may not offer its opinions online. Please contact the agency directly for assistance.
For General Procedural Guidance:
Manual for Conducting Administrative Adjudicatory Proceedings , 2012 edition.
Outlines "how administrative adjudicatory proceedings should be conducted by an administrative agency, a board of professional licensure, or a similar governmental body."
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Decisions , 2009-date.
Appellate Tax Board
Tax Appeal Decisions, 2000-date.
Attorney General Opinions , 1832-2006.
Bid Protest Decisions , "This database covers Attorney General bid protest decisions going back to 2003, with various decisions from 1989-2002." Resolution of public building construction or public works construction bid protests.
Fair Labor and Business Practices Decisions, "Final decisions [of the Division of Administrative Law Appeals] in appeals of civil citations issued by the Attorney General to enforce fair wage, hour and employment laws."
Open Meeting Law Determinations , August 2010-date. " The determination letters are intended to be a resource and provide helpful guidance on the requirements of the Open Meeting Law."
Automatic Sprinkler Appeals Board
Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Cleanup Professionals
Advisory Rulings. "Pursuant to Section 5 of the Board's regulations, a Licensed Site Professional or an attorney acting on his or her behalf may at any time request an Advisory Ruling interpreting one or more of the Board's Rules of Professional Conduct at 309 CMR 4.00 et. seq."
Board of Registration in Medicine
Board of Registration in Medicine Decisions. "Recommended (non-final) decisions [by the Division of Administrative Law Appeals] on appeals by physicians from disciplinary actions by the Board of Registration in Medicine." Arranged by subject, no dates of coverage given.
Board of Review
Board of Review Decisions . Selected decisions 2005-date. The Board decides unemployment appeals from hearings conducted by the Department of Unemployment Assistance. "The Board of Review decisions available on this website have been selected for posting because, in the Board’s opinion, they contain significant issues, create new precedent, or may provide useful guidance to parties and their representatives."
Building Code Appeals Board
Decisions of the Appeals Board. 2006-2012. "The decisions of the Building Code Appeals Board are provided solely for purposes of demonstrating the manner in which the Board has previously decided certain issues. Given the unique nature of building, construction, and property related issues, however, these decisions are not considered binding precedent."
Civil Service Commission
Civil Service Decisions. "Decisions on appeals filed by public employees and job applicants who are entitled to certain protections under the civil service law. These cases are heard directly by the Civil Service Commission or by the Division of Administrative Law Appeals, which then submits a recommended decision to the Commission." Arranged by subject, no dates of coverage given.
Contributory Retirement Appeal Board (CRAB)
Contributory Retirement Appeal Board Decisions, 2008-2009.
Department of Early Education and Care
Early Education and Care Decisions. "Recommended decisions [by the Division of Administrative Law Appeals] in appeals by child care and other licensed early education providers contesting sanctions proposed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)."
Department of Education
Legal Advisories . Topics include CORI, Student Discipline, Student Records and more.
Special Education Appeals. Includes information on the process as well as decisions and rulings from 1998 to date.
Department of Environmental Protection
Decisions , 2010-date.
Environmental Decisions, "Recommended (non-final) decisions [by the Division of Administrative Law Appeals] on appeals of Department of Environmental Protection permit and enforcement actions."
Department of Industrial Accidents
Reviewing Board Decisions, 1999-date.
Division of Labor Relations-Commonwealth Employment Relations Board
DLR-CERB Recent Decisions. December 2008 - July 2009.
Department of Public Health
Public Health Decisions, "Decisions [by the Division of Administrative Law Appeals] on health service and public assistance benefits provider appeals of Department of Public Health disciplinary actions."
Division of Administrative Law Appeals
Decisions. "Contains preliminary and final decisions on appeals heard by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA), and other independent and quasi-independent agencies."
Division of Banks
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Prevailing Wage Opinion Letters, 2001-date.
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
MCAD Decisions , 2010-date.
Retirement Decisions of the Division of Administrative Law Appeals, "Decisions on appeals of state and municipal retirement board and Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission actions on public employee retirement benefits."
State Ethics Commission
State Ethics Commission Advisory Opinions and Enforcement Rulings. Available by subject or by date for 2002-2006.
Supervisor of Public Records
Public Record Appeals Status . Lists "Public Record Appeals opened within one year from today," including links to the determination letters.