CZM is the lead policy, planning, and technical assistance agency on coastal and ocean issues within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) and implements the state’s coastal program under the federal Coastal Zone Management Act.
PLEASE NOTE: All CZM offices are currently closed for in-person services. See "Contact CZM" under "Overview" below for more information.
Through local and regional coordination and collaboration, CZM balances management of vital economic and natural resources of the Massachusetts coast and ocean waters. CZM provides technical assistance and support—primarily to local officials, marine businesses, environmental groups, and coastal homeowners—as well as information to people who visit and volunteer for the coast.