File comments or pleadings with the DPU

Submit pleadings or comments to the DPU by mail and electronically

DPU Administrative Services

The Details of File comments or pleadings with the DPU

What you need for File comments or pleadings with the DPU

  • All documents filed in Department of Public Utilities (DPU) proceedings must be submitted on paper and by email or CD-ROM/portable drive.
  • 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 should be directed to the hearing officer assigned to that proceeding.  The hearing officer’s name can be found by going to the DPU File Room, clicking on Dockets/Filings, choosing Docket by Number and typing in the docket number of the proceeding (##-##).
  • All documents submitted in electronic format will be posted on the DPU's website.

Fees for File comments or pleadings with the DPU

Please note there is no fee for petitions to intervene.  See 801 CMR 4.02 for applicable filing fees.

Name Fee Unit
DPU filing fee for petitions $100 each

How to file File comments or pleadings with the DPU

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

Mark D. Marini, Secretary
Department of Public Utilities
One South Station
Boston, MA 02110

All documents should also be submitted to the DPU in electronic format using one of the following methods:

  • E-mail (attach all applicable documents) to dpu.efiling@mass.gov and the hearing officer [first name.last name@mass.gov]; or
  • A CD-ROM or portable drive.

The text of the e-mail or CD-ROM/portable drive 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 for File comments or pleadings with the DPU

On March 8, 2016, the DPU adopted regulations that permit the filing of certain documents in electronic format pursuant to the DPU’s interim Electronic Filing Guidelines.  On March 4, 2020, the DPU issued final Electronic Filing Guidelines (D.P.U. 15-184-A).

As part of this decision, the Department implemented standard Ground Rules to be used in adjudicatory proceedings (D.P.U. 15-184-A, App. I).

For more information about the specific ground rules for an individual docket, contact the hearing officer assigned to the case.  The name of the hearing officer can be found by going to the File Room and typing in the docket number.

For more information about these regulations and related documents, please review:

Contact for File comments or pleadings with the DPU

Address
Mark D. Marini, Secretary
Department of Public Utilities, 1 South Station, 5th floor, Boston, MA 02110
Fax
(617) 345-9101
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