Guide to State & Federal Business Regulations

Federal, state and local entities may get involved in the regulation of certain businesses, professions and business activities. Click here for a guide to our state's regulatory system. -From the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)

Regulations by Industry

Banking? Real estate? Home improvement? Each industry has its own set of rules and regulations. Here's where you'll find answers to your questions about your industry. -From the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)

Regulation Reform to Make Doing Business in Massachusetts Easier

Massachusetts is business-friendly. Our Regulatory Reform Initiative seeks to remove red tape and unnecessary regulations, to make it easier to do business in the state. Learn more about this four-part initiative here. -From the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development (EOHED)

Safety-Related Licenses by Business Area

We take our safety seriously in Massachusetts. Go here for details on safety-related licenses, organized by business category. -From the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security (EOPSS)

Licenses by Business Type

Don't make the mistake of operating an unlicensed business. Go here to find what's needed for your industry and to get your paperwork and certification in order. -From the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)

State Permits Assistance

Confused? Don't go it alone. Get your regulation, licensing and permitting questions answered quickly and easily by contacting the State Permit Ombudsman's Office. -From the Permit Regulatory Office

Expedited Permitting Districts

The state has specified 20 locations for new growth and development. Set up shop in one of these and benefit from expedited permitting, increased visibility, priority grant consideration and more. -From the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development (EOHED)

Building Codes

The one-stop location for complete, up-to-date information regarding Massachusetts building codes. -From the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security (EOPSS)