This Good Neighbor guide outlines ordinances and other laws dealing with the quality of life issues in the City of Springfield. Ordinances have been summarized as simply as possible. Together we can make our city a better place to live and work!
The City of Springfield 311 system is your single point of contact for most City departments. Whether you need to schedule a bulk pickup or have a question about your trash fee, operators are standing by:
The Mayor’s Office of Consumer Information, a local consumer program funded by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office will be there to provide free consumer pamphlets and brochures and answer consumer questions. Consumer advocates will also assist consumers in obtaining their free credit reports and provide referrals to other agencies, if necessary. A Spanish-speaking representative will be available to assist. More >>
Springfield Partners for Community Action works closely with Western Massachusetts Electric Company (WMECO) and Columbia Gas to offer free programs to save you money, including home weatherization services, light bulbs, and resources that can save you $350 annually in energy bills. Download the program flyer to learn more >>
Residents with city rubbish service no longer have to sort their recyclable material into separate bins. All sorting is done at the facility, which means recycling has never been easier. More info >>
To send an anonymous crime tip from any text-enabled phone:
TO: CRIMES (274637)
Type in your crime tip, and be sure to include the city/town in which in the information is relevant
Springfield citizens can now text crime tips to the police safely and anonymously through the new Text-A-Tip program. The two-way text messaging system sends citizens' messages through an encrypted server in Canada, which allows 2-way text dialog while shielding the caller's number and identity from authorities. The Springfield Police Department is partnering with county, state and other regional authorities on this service.
Financial Accountability is a top priority for the City of Springfield. With this goal in mind, the Office of the City Auditor has created a fraud hotline that can be used to report information about fraud, waste or abuse of City resources.
If you have information regarding known or suspected misappropriation of municipal funds or resources, we encourage you to report what you know to the City’s Internal Audit Division. Learn more.
City Census Form - If you did not return the form mailed to your home, download a copy of the city census to print out and mail it in to ensure that your name appears on the city voter roles.