Good Neighbor Handbook

Springfield Community Policing Partnership
Good Neighbor Handbook

An abbreviated guide to quality of life regulations in Springfield

  • The Good Neighbor Handbook outlines ordinances and other laws dealing with quality of life issues in the City of Springfield. It should be an invaluable tool to police, neighborhood groups, business associations and concerned citizens.  The Spanish edition of the Good Neighbor Handbook is available here.  Helpful note: To print the Handbook to paper, with the pages in the proper order, in the Printer Setup, select Print on both sides of paper, select Flip on short edge, and select Landscape.

  • Ordinances have been summarized as simply as possible and are not the exact language of each ordinance. General Ordinance or Zoning Ordinance citations have been referenced for those wishing to read the exact text. The agency charged with enforcement of each ordinance has also been listed. In most cases, non-emergency complaints to the Police Department will be directed to the non-emergency phone (787-6300).

  • Together we can make our city a better place in which to live and work.

Mission Statement: Springfield Massachusetts Police
To provide public safety and to contribute to the quality of life for the citizens of the City of Springfield by protecting, serving and working with the community to develop philosophies which promote equity and establish partnerships between citizens and police to enhance law enforcement, aid in the prevention of crime, and preserve the public peace.

Springfield is fortunate to have many active civic associations and neighborhood councils.
Find your local neighborhood council for information or to become involved.

Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services, telephone 787-6500

Neighborhood Councils and Associations


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