Division of Local Services (DLS)

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

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Boston Office (Main)
100 Cambridge Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Springfield Office (Regional)
436 Dwight Street, Room 401, Springfield, MA 01103
Worcester Office (Regional)
Worcester Business Center, 67 Millbrook Street, Suite 300, Worcester, MA 01606


Boston Office Main (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


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

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Recent news & announcements from Division of Local Services


Local Government Workforce Skills Gap Taskforce 

5/16/2018 Division of Local Services

The working group is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth, municipalities, professional associations and higher education to address one of the more pressing issues facing cities and towns, the loss of skilled and dedicated professionals.


Commissioner Harding Announces Municipal Finance Trend Dashboard 

5/07/2018 Division of Local Services

Commissioner Harding announces the Municipal Finance Trend Dashboard and explains that value and use of the dashboard.


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