A person, not a member of the housekeeping unit, who occupies space for living and sleeping purposes without separate cooking facilities and pays rent, which may include an allowance for meals.
Up to three (3) lodgers.
Up to three (3) lodgers per dwelling.
Any dwelling designed, occupied or intended for occupancy by four (4) or more lodgers.
Yes – you must obtain a Special Permit from the Board of Aldermen, and a lodging house may only located in a Multi Residence zone (MR 1-4).
No. A lodger must have access to kitchen and sanitary facilities.
For more information contact the City's Chief Zoning Code Official at 617-796-1127, or the Commissioner of Inspectional Services at 617-796-1060.