Division of Local Services (DLS)

DLS promotes sound fiscal management and supports the local officials in your community by providing guidance, training and oversight.

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Boston Office (Main)
100 Cambridge Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02114


Boston Office (617)626-2300
DLS Law - Local Officials Only (617) 626-2400
Springfield Office Main (413)452-3800
Worcester Office Main (508)792-7300


DLS Municipal Databank databank@dor.state.ma.us
DLS Law Email-Local Officials Only dlslaw@dor.state.ma.us

Who we serve

DLS: Supporting a Commonwealth of Communities

The Division of Local Services is responsible for ensuring fairness and equity in local property taxation, overseeing local accounting and treasury management, interpreting state laws that affect local governance, distributing monthly local aid to cities, towns and school districts, and maintaining a comprehensive municipal finance data warehouse. 

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