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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.

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  • Community Comparison Report Current Year
    Community Comparison Report Current Year
  • Databank reports
    Databank Reports
  • Cherry Sheets
    Cherry Sheets
  • Financial Management Assistance
    Technical Assistance Services
  • DLS Training
    DLS Training Programs
  • DLS Publications
    DLS Publications
  • DLS Presenations
    DLS Presentation Library
  • DLS Survey Results
    Survey Results
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  • DLS Survey Results
    Best Practices