The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
Top-requested sites to log in to services provided by the state
No person may remove, displace, damage, or destroy any underwater archaeological resource except in conformity with permits issued by BUAR. The three types of permits are:
Permittees range from individual sport divers to corporate ventures. Permit requirements and standards are outlined in the BUAR Regulations ( 312 CMR 2.0-2.15) (PDF, 188 KB). Permit application fee payments must be by check or money order made payable to the “Commonwealth of Massachusetts.” Under no circumstances may BUAR accept cash payments.
To deal with certain types of artifact discoveries, the BUAR regulations provide an exemption from the permit process for isolated finds and exempted sites. In order to obtain title to an isolated find, an Isolated Find application form (PDF, 228 KB), along with a map indicating the location of the find, must be submitted to BUAR. There is no application fee for an isolated find.