Proposed amendments to regulations - Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation

See proposed amendments to 105 CMR 410.000 as well as public comments.

Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing on amendments to the following regulation: 105 CMR 410.000 – Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation (State Sanitary Code, Chapter II). This will be the second comment period for this revision, following a 2017 comment period.

Proposed Amendments

Revisions to State Sanitary Code

Short Term Rental Agreement Reached Between City of Boston and Airbnb

The City of Boston has agreed to a settlement agreement with Airbnb, establishing Airbnb's responsibilities under the City of Boston's short-term rental ordinance.   

Under the terms of the agreement, Boston will continue to require owners to register their units and continue the City's regulations about which units are eligible to be used as short-term rentals. On September 1, 2019, Airbnb's website will add a function to allow hosts to enter and display their required City-formatted registration number. By December 1, 2019, all listings will be required to display a City-formatted registration number, or the listings will be removed. Airbnb will inform users of the City's short-term rental standards, and work with users to ensure their listings are registered with the City of Boston.

In addition, Airbnb will also share key data with the City of Boston, including the listing's unique ID/URL, submitted registration number, unique host ID, listing information, and listing zip code.

Under the agreement, the City of Boston will have the power to notify Airbnb of any listing the City believes is ineligible under Boston's short-term rental ordinance. Unless the host complies with Boston's short-term rental registration process in thirty days, Airbnb will remove the listing from its platform.  

For additional information regarding the short-term rental law and the details of the settlement agreement please visit the City of Boston Inspectional Services website.


Short Term Rental Agreement Reached In Boston

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Annual GBREB Scholarship Event

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Annual GBREB Scholarship

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