Law Department

Mayor Sarno Announces Phase Two of Adult Use Marijuana Establishment Applications

Click here to view Mayor Sarno's press release and to view the Phase Two RFP 21-107

Apply for a Temporary Expansion of Premises onto Outdoor Space for Outdoor Serving

Per Governor Baker's Phase II Guidelines, restaurants can now apply for a Temporary Outdoor Serving License that will allow service of food and alcoholic beverages on their approved outdoor space. Please read through the application, guidelines and instructions carefully to ensure that all rules and regulations are adhered to. This temporary license application will be reviewed and approved at the local level by the License Commission.  Should you have any questions, please contact us at (413)787-6140 or via email

Please be advised that applications for the temporary license should be submitted via email at If you do not have access to email, please contact our office to make an appointment to drop off the application.


Click here for the Temporary Extension of Licensed Premises Onto Outdoor Space Application.

The City of Springfield Departments are here to help you along the process. Please contact us with any questions.

About the Law Department

The Law Department provides advice on legal matters to all city departments, boards, and commissions, including the Mayor, the City Council, and the School Committee. It represents the city and its employees, officers, departments, boards, and commissions. The Law Department approves the form of all contracts issued by the city. It comprises a City Solicitor, who heads the department, three Deputy City Solicitors, twelve full-time Associate City Solicitors, a part-time Assistant City Solicitor, and administrative staff, all of whom who are appointed by the mayor.

The Law Department does not provide legal advice or services for citizens.  Please go to the "Legal Resources" section for a links to Lawyer Referral resources.

Filing a Claim against the City

To file a claim for injury or property damage against the City of Springfield you must print the claim form, completely fill it out and provide supporting information or documents to support your claim. Claim forms should be submitted to the Law Department which will investigate your claim. Claims received after the period for filling has passed will not be processed.

The Law Department represents the City of Springfield, its officers and employees and is therefore unable to provide legal advice to potential claimants.

City of Springfield Claim Form

Page last updated:  Tuesday, November 16, 2021 03:17 pm