DCR Agency Regulations

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the lead DCR office for maintaining the department’s regulations found in the Commonwealth’s Code of Massachusetts Regulations.

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the lead DCR office for maintaining the department’s regulations found in the Commonwealth’s Code of Massachusetts Regulations.  Among other things, the regulations govern the use of DCR lands and facilities, provide the framework for DCR regulatory programs, and address violations of DCR rules.  OGC coordinates the proposal and promulgation of any new, amended or revised DCR regulations, as well as the repeal of any DCR regulation.  Promulgation of regulations by DCR, including public hearings or meetings and public participation, is always in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 30A of the General Laws.

On this page, DCR facilitates access to its regulations, which have the force of law, however, please note that the regulations provided via this web page are not official versions.  If for any reason you require the official version of the regulation, it is only available through Secretary of the Commonwealth via the State Bookstore. Although we strive to keep all information as current and accurate as possible, when downloading regulations from the DCR web site, the copy you receive may be different from the official version for a number of reasons, including but not limited to (1) the download may have gone wrong and you may have lost information; (2) the document may not print well given your specific software/hardware setup; (3) if you translate our documents to another word processing program, it may miss/skip/lose information; and, (4) the file on this web site may be out-of-date (as hard as we try to keep everything current, please note our disclaimer.

Current regulations

801 CMR 4.02 (302) Fees for Licenses, Permits and Services to be Charged by State Agencies-DCR
302 CMR 3.00 Scenic and Recreational Rivers Orders
302 CMR 8.00 Major Capital Improvements within Mount Greylock State Reservation  
302 CMR 10.00 Dam Safety Regulations  
302 CMR 11.00 Parkways, Traffic, and Pedestrian Rules  
302 CMR 12.00 Parks and Recreation Rules  
302 CMR 14.00 Forester Licensing
302 CMR 17.00 Classification and Rating of Prospective Bidders  
302 CMR 18.00 Aquatic Nuisance Control Program  
304 CMR 7.00 Management Plans and Wildlands  
302 CMR 15.00 Forest Classification Ch. 61
304 CMR 11.00 Forest Cutting Practices  
304 CMR 12.00 Forest and Parks Rules State Parks  
313 CMR 11.00 Watershed Protection
350 CMR 3.00 Pedestrian Rules Urban Parks  
350 CMR 4.00 Traffic Rules Urban Parks  
350 CMR 5.00 Parking & Penalties Urban Parks
350 CMR 8.00 Land within Watershed Reservations

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