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Boston City Hall

City Hall
Downtown Boston, Boston
  • City of Boston
    "... you know you can pay parking tickets online, in person, or by mail?"(2 Tips)
    Anna C.
    "your marriage certificate"(2 Tips)
    Craig D.
    "Be ready for a bag check and metal detector before entering."(2 Tips)
    Kyle T.
    "Eco Lounge for great beer"(3 Tips)
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  • Craig D.
    Craig DesmaraisSeptember 24, 2014
    Pay your parking tickets downstairs. Be ready for a bag check and metal detector before entering. Probably the safest place against a tornado in downtown Boston. It is built like a fortress.
  • Kyle T.
    Kyle TancrellAugust 16, 2013
    Boston Greenfest come up to the Eco Lounge for great beer and wine that's cheap at City Hall Plaza. Enjoy free snacks, wine and beer in our great lounge area up the stairs by the Naked Grape tent.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 13, 2011
    City Hall was voted in 2008 via Virtualtourist as the UGLIEST BUILDING IN THE WORD. Original design intended to have a beer hall inside similar to those in Germany. More info via our blog.<LINK> Read more
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkJune 7, 2012
    The metal detectors require each building entrant to remove belts, keys, pens, and all pens and coins. The process can take 5-10 minutes. Don't be late for meetings.
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanDecember 28, 2011
    If for whatever reason, you need to obtain your marriage certificate, don't make a trip there on wednesdays because they're closed every wednesdays!
  • City of Boston
    City of BostonMarch 29, 2012
    The Registry Division (which oversees birth, death, and marriage certificates) is CLOSED on Wednesdays. Please plan your visit to City Hall accordingly.
  • Alejandro G.
    Alejandro GuzmanJune 20, 2013
    I was especting to be the whole day here when i read the reviews... Turns out people are really nice and i was done in 10 minutes
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VDecember 18, 2011
    The much maligned plaza is fanned shaped, as a reference to the famed palazzo in Siena, Italy (home to the Palio).
  • John C.
    John CampbellNovember 5, 2011
    One of the world's ugliest buildings. Looks like it was designed by architects form the former Soviet Union.
  • Heavy
    HeavyAugust 27, 2012
    Use your credit card to pay parking otherwise u bound to get a ticket with coins!
  • Kirsten T.
    Kirsten TFebruary 25, 2011
    Everyone here is so nice and helpful. More than willing to help you with whatever
  • Sam H.
    Sam HammarDecember 30, 2010
    There's a cafe on the 8th floor with great soup! (you can check in there too!)
  • Abbey T.
    Abbey TaylorMay 3, 2012
    Ugly, not user friendly and unfriendly people working here. Time for a do-over for the city of boston.
  • City of Boston
    City of BostonApril 9, 2012
    Did you know you can pay parking tickets online, in person, or by mail? Read more
  • Neal G.
    Neal GaffeyApril 13, 2011
    The ladies in the Registry Division (births, deaths, marriages) are really nice and helpful.
  • Amir M.
    Amir McManusJanuary 24, 2013
    "I have an idea! Lets just make everything concrete and throw some lights up!" "Seems legit"
  • Joe D.
    Joe DonohueJune 13, 2014
    It's true: it is ugly. But the department of mental health is much uglier still.
  • cullenfamily
    cullenfamilyJuly 5, 2010
    The Chowder Fest was fun but why no tents for people to eat in the shade?
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 17, 2014
    There is a great, cheap deli on the eight floor
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff D.July 19, 2011
    If you're registering for anything...make it a marriage! It's the shortest line!
  • Gus
    GusAugust 10, 2010
    Surprisingly nice people working in the car excise tax dept. Like WHOA!
  • C. Yvonne H.
    C. Yvonne HickeyMay 28, 2010
    Worked with the Elderly Commission - Awesome People!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleDecember 22, 2013
    Lobby off Scollay Square is the 3rd floor
  • colleen b.
    Bathrooms are on the 1st floor
  • Kate Z.
    Kate ZAugust 26, 2013
    Bring your checkbook!
  • Steve D.
    Steve DavisAugust 25, 2009
    Stand in line and get a parking permit!
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