File comments or pleadings with the DPU

Submit pleadings or comments to the DPU by mail and electronically


DPU Administrative Services

The Details

What you need

A paper copy of all documents must be submitted to the DPU and should also be submitted via e-mail. 

All documents filed in DPU proceedings must comply with the filing requirements set forth in 220 CMR 1.00.

Initial petitions, applications, or filings should be accompanied by any applicable filing fee as set forth in 801 CMR 4.02.

Questions about filing documents in specific dockets shall be directed to the Hearing Officer assigned to that proceeding.

All documents submitted in electronic format will be posted on the DPU's website:


Name Fee Unit
DPU filing fee for petitions $100 each

How to file

 All documents filed with the DPU must be submitted by paper to:

Mark D. Marini, Secretary

Department of Public Utilities

One South Station

Boston, Massachusetts 02110


All documents should also be submitted to the DPU in electronic format using one of the following methods: (1) by e-mail attachment to and the hearing officer [first name.last]; or (2) on a CD-ROM or portable drive.

The text of the e-mail, or CD-ROM label must specify: (1) the docket number of the proceeding (D.P.U. ##-##); (2) the name of the person or company submitting the filing; and (3) a brief descriptive title of the document. The electronic filing should also include the name, title, and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of questions about the filing.


More info

Electronic Filing Guidelines:

On March 8, 2016, the DPU adopted regulations that permit the filing of certain documents in electronic format pursuant to the DPU’s Electronic Filing Guidelines.  E-filing Rulemaking (Executive Order 562), D.P.U. 15-183-A; see also 220 CMR 1.02(b), 250.02(2); Transportation Rulemaking (Executive Order 562), D.P.U. 15-185-A. The Electronic Filing Guidelines, however, remain under consideration in Investigation to Establish Electronic Filing Guidelines, D.P.U. 15-184. See D.P.U. 15-183-A at 11 n.6.

Until the DPU establishes final Electronic Filing Guidelines, parties and other persons filing documents with the DPU pursuant to 220 CMR 1.00, 2.00, 5.00, 11.00, 14.00, 79.00, and 250.00, shall continue to follow the paper filing requirements contained in those regulations unless otherwise directed by the Hearing Officer assigned to the docket.



Mark D. Marini, Secretary
Department of Public Utilities, 1 South Station, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110


617) 345-9101


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