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Boston City Hall

City Hall
Downtown Boston, Boston
  • Jeff D.
    "If you're registering for anything...make it a marriage!"(4 Tips)
    City of Boston
    "... you know you can pay parking tickets online, in person, or by mail?"(2 Tips)
    Craig D.
    "Be ready for a bag check and metal detector before entering."(2 Tips)
    "... to get a ticket with coins!"(2 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • Craig D.
    Craig DesmaraisSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HammarDecember 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    There's a cafe on the 8th floor with great soup! (you can check in there too!)
  • City of Boston
    City of BostonApril 9, 2012
    Did you know you can pay parking tickets online, in person, or by mail? Read more
  • Heavy
    HeavyAugust 27, 2012
    Use your credit card to pay parking otherwise u bound to get a ticket with coins!
  • 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.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    There is a great, cheap deli on the eight floor
  • Kirsten T.
    Kirsten TFebruary 25, 2011
    Everyone here is so nice and helpful. More than willing to help you with whatever
  • Amir M.
    Amir McManusJanuary 24, 2013
    "I have an idea! Lets just make everything concrete and throw some lights up!" "Seems legit"
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff D.July 19, 2011
    If you're registering for anything...make it a marriage! It's the shortest line!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleDecember 22, 2013
    Lobby off Scollay Square is the 3rd floor
  • Neal G.
    Neal GaffeyApril 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The ladies in the Registry Division (births, deaths, marriages) are really nice and helpful.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DonohueJune 13, 2014
    It's true: it is ugly. But the department of mental health is much uglier still.
  • 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.
  • Kate Z.
    Kate ZAugust 26, 2013
    Bring your checkbook!
  • cullenfamily
    cullenfamilyJuly 5, 2010
    The Chowder Fest was fun but why no tents for people to eat in the shade?
  • 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!
  • colleen b.
    Bathrooms are on the 1st floor
  • Steve D.
    Steve DavisAugust 25, 2009
    Stand in line and get a parking permit!
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