MassDEP uses its enforcement authority to compel compliance with environmental requirements, to punish violators and to deter environmental violations by others. The Office of Appeals and Dispute Resolution is responsible for receiving all adjudicatory appeals of the Department's permitting and enforcement decisions, and administers an initial Prescreening Program for these appeals.

Office of Appeals and Dispute Resolution

The Office of Appeals and Dispute Resolution is responsible for receiving all adjudicatory appeals of the Department's permitting and enforcement decisions, and administers an initial Prescreening Program for these appeals.

Enforcement: Massachusetts Environmental Strike Force

File an environmental complaint online or call MassDEP to report environmental violations.

Enforcement Regulations, Policies & Guidance

Administrative Penalty Regulations, Enforcement policies & guidance.

Enforcement: Reports and Publications

Compliance & Enforcement annual reports and publications.