Division of Local Mandates (DLM)

DLM responds to requests from local government leaders to determine if a state law is an unfunded mandate on municipalities. In addition, we serve as a source of information on issues harming municipal budgets, and provide recommendations to address those issues.

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1 Winter St., 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02108



Who we serve

DLM is a resource for local government officials who feel their community has been subjected to an unfunded mandate. In addition, it serves as a resource for state and local policymakers, and members of the public, seeking more information about key issues that are driving costs for local governments.

Recent news & announcements from Division of Local Mandates

Press Release

Auditor Bump Calls for Improvements to State’s System Providing Educational Services to Children in Foster Care 

4/23/2019 Office of the State Auditor

Study calls for improvements to funding, collaboration, and transportation

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