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City/Neighborhood Resources

  • No More Than Four Zoning Ordinance

    While up to four full-time undergraduate college students may live together in a dwelling unit in Boston, it is not permissible for five or more full-time undergraduate college students to do so. For more detailed information, call the Department of Neighborhood Development's Boston Rental Housing Center at 617-635-RENT (or 4200).

  • Neighborhood Descriptions

    While living in the off-campus community, we encourage you to think of yourself not only as a student at Boston College, but also as a member of the local community. Much as you are a member of a community in your hometown, there are similar expectations from your neighbors here.

  • Boston 311

    Connecting residents to city services: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Boston Inspectional Services Department

    The Boston Inspectional Services Department is responsible for administering and enforcing building, housing, health, sanitation, and safety regulations mandated by City and State governments. If you have concerns about the quality of your off-campus housing, please notify your local Inspectional Services Department of the issue and request an inspection.