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Supporting a Commonwealth of Communities

The Division of Local Services (DLS) helps Massachusetts cities and towns achieve sound and efficient fiscal management through technical assistance, training, and oversight. Its bureaus are responsible for ensuring the fairness and equity of local property taxation, the accuracy and quality of local accounting and treasury management, interpreting state laws that affect local governance, distributing local aid, and maintaining a comprehensive databank on local finances.

  • Cherry Sheets
    Cherry Sheets
  • Databank reports
    Databank Reports
  • DLS Publications
    DLS Publications
  • Municipal Grant Finder
    Municipal Grant Finder
  • Notice of Public Hearings
    Notice of Public Hearings and Meetings
  • DLS Training
    DLS Training Programs