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Boston City Hall

Boston City Hall
One City Hall Square
Boston, MA 02201

Main Phone: 617.635.4000
Mayor's Office: 617.635.4500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Hours

Boston City Hall is open M-F from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, except on city holidays.

Check with individual departments for their hours of operation. The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is closed on Wednesdays.

Directions

Boston City Hall is located in the heart of downtown Boston. The building's 3rd floor entrance is from City Hall Plaza at Government Center. The building's 1st floor entrance is from Congress Street near Faneuil Hall.

Public Transportation

Take the MBTA Green or Blue line to Government Center station. Or take Orange or Blue line to State Street station. From the Red line, transfer at Park Street station to Green towards Lechmere. The 92 and 93 buses also stop outide City Hall on Congress Street.
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Driving

From the North: Use I-93 South and take Exit 24-A for Government Center. Stay in right lane on ramp. At top of the off ramp, proceed across Surface Road onto Clinton Street. At end of Clinton Street, proceed left onto North Street. City Hall is directly ahead across the intersection of North Street and Congress Street.

From the South: Use I-93 North and take Exit 23 for Government Center. Stay in left lane on ramp. At top of ramp, left lane becomes two lanes wide. Stay in lane marked for Government Center. This lane crosses Surface Road onto North Street. Follow North Street to intersection with Congress Street. City Hall is directly ahead across the intersection of North Street and Congress Street.

From the West on Storrow Drive: Storrow Drive Traffic should access I-93 South. Use I-93 South and take Exit 24-A for Government Center. Stay in right lane on ramp. At top of the off ramp, proceed across Surface Road onto Clinton Street. At end of Clinton Street, proceed left onto North Street. City Hall is directly ahead across the intersection of North Street and Congress Street.

From the East or West on the Massachusetts Turnpike: Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) Traffic should access I-93 North. Use I-93 North and take Exit 23 for Government Center. Stay in left lane on ramp. At top of ramp, left lane becomes two lanes wide. Stay in lane marked for Government Center. This lane crosses Surface Road onto North Street. Follow North Street to intersection with Congress Street. City Hall is directly ahead across the intersection of North Street and Congress Street.

From the East via the Sumner Tunnel: Traffic using the Sumner Tunnel should stay in the left lane marked for Government Center. Left lane exit ramp splits in two. Keep to left at this split for Government Center. From the top of the ramp, turn left onto New Chardon Street and proceed to Congress Street. Take a left onto Congress Street (passing under the Government Center Garage) and proceed to the intersection with North Street. Boston City Hall is directly on the right.


Parking

Street parking downtown is extremely limited, though a few parking meters are nearby on Union Street and on Cambridge Street. There is no public parking in City Hall itself, but there are several commerical parking garages within walking distance. For short-term parking for City Hall visitors, one low-cost option is the MTA Parcel 7 Garage. With validation from a local merchant, max 3 hours of parking costs $3.