Online License Renewal
You are now able to renew your license online. In order to use the online services, you MUST register with the Mass e-Government site. Using online services allows you to apply for a new application, renew a license, request a duplicate license, apply for a restriction or change a license address. If you have already registered, you just need to enter your User ID and Password and Login button to continue. Visit the Mass Public Safety website – specifically this PAGE where you can register and login.
DPS Seeks Public Input per Executive Order 562
In order to facilitate the thorough review of its regulations as outlined in Executive Order 562, the Department of Public Safety is seeking comments and feedback from the public on all DPS regulations. This is an opportunity for public input that goes beyond the traditional public comment and hearing process, and all comments are welcome, whether general in nature or specific to individual code sections. Please send all comments via email to DPSInfo@state.ma.us , and please put “EO562” in the subject line. All emails with “EO562” in the subject line will be considered as the Department goes through the regulation review process. The Department thanks you in advance for your assistance and thoughtful remarks!
New waiver of fines for elevator inspection certificates
On July 15, 2014, a new law was enacted which authorized the Department of Public Safety (“Department”) to waive all or a portion of the $100 per day fine assessed against an elevator owner for operating with an expired certificate of inspection. This law was made retroactive to apply to all fines assessed or any appeal of a fine submitted on or after January 1, 2013. As a result, the Department suspended its civil fine appeal program in July 2014.
The Department’s newly amended regulations relative to civil fines for expired elevator certificates, 520 CMR 16, will go into effect on August 14, 2015.
Please note that any owner who received a notice of a fine or was assessed a fine at any time after the program became effective on July 1, 2013, will be able to file a new appeal beginning on August 14th. To read about more specifics, visit the DPS site here