Division of Local Services (DLS)

Division of Local Services

DLS supports local officials in your community to achieve sound fiscal management through guidance, training and oversight.

Contact Us

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Address

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

Phone

Boston Office (617)626-2300
DLS Law - Local Officials Only (617) 626-2400

Available M-F 9AM to 5PM

Springfield Office Main (413)452-3800
Worcester Office Main (508)792-7300

Online

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

Who we serve

Supporting a Commonwealth of Communities

DLS supports local officials in your community to achieve sound and effective fiscal management through guidance, training and oversight.  Its bureaus are responsible for ensuring:

  • fairness and equity of local property taxation
  • accuracy and quality of local accounting and treasury management
  • interpreting state laws that affect local governance
  • issuing annual cherry sheet estimates
  • distributing monthly local¬†aid
  • maintaining a comprehensive databank on local finances

View our Bureaus

Click here to view the DLS staff directory and contact information

Recent news & announcements from Division of Local Services

Press Release

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Announces Fourth Year of Community Compact Cabinet 

8/15/2018 Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Kicks off Community Compact Collaboration Discussions for state and local leaders to share best practices

News

Budget and Tax Rate Planning Tool 

7/03/2018 Division of Local Services

DLS releases a new Excel-based Budget Analysis Recap tool to assist cities, towns and district with tax rate planning.

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