Division of Local Services (DLS)

DLS promotes sound municipal finance management practices and supports local officials by providing guidance, training and oversight.

Upcoming Events

  • Webinar: The Role of the Treasurer 

    Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    DLS will host our latest municipal finance webinar. This training will provide an overview of the role and responsibilities of local treasurers.

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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. To learn more about us, please see our Introduction to DLS video.

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