Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Constitutional Officers: Treasurer and Receiver-General

C8 Treasurer and Receiver-General

C9 Alcoholic Beverages Control Division

C10 Massachusetts State Lottery Commission

C11 State Board of Retirement

C12 Unclaimed Property Division

C13 Veteran Bonus Division

C14 Massachusetts Clean Water Trust

C15 Massachusetts School Building Authority


C8 Treasurer and Receiver-General
The Honorable Deborah (Deb) B. Goldberg
State House, Room 227
Boston, MA 02133
Executive Office: 617-367-6900
Connecting all divisions: 617-367-3900
Massachusetts Mini-Bonds: 1-800-535-1144 (within Mass. only)
www.mass.gov/treasury/

The Treasurer is the custodian of all state funds and is the only party authorized to make payment from those funds. Every state agency must deposit receipts and revenues, which it has received with the Treasurer. The Treasurer is responsible for the issuance and marketing of state bonds and for the investment policy of the state. In addition, the Treasurer is the Chairman of the State Board of Retirement and oversees the retirement system for state workers, as well as administers the Deferred Compensation Plan: (1-877-457-1900). Other programs include: Cash and Debt Management, and Savings makes “Cents”. Divisions include the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, Unclaimed Property Division, Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, and Veterans’ Bonus Division. The Treasurer’s office also has a lead role with the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust and the Massachusetts School Building Authority.


C9 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC)
Office of the Treasurer
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-727-3040
www.mass.gov/abcc 

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) is the general supervisor of the alcoholic beverages industry in Massachusetts. It is involved in licensing, adjudicatory, and investigatory activities. The ABCC directly licenses manufacturers, wholesalers, importers, agents, brokers, solicitors, farmer-wineries and farmer-breweries, railroads, airlines and steamships, and other statewide activities including liquor transportation companies and storage warehouses.


C10 Massachusetts State Lottery Commission
Office of the Treasurer
60 Columbian Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Tel: 781-849-5555
Raffles: 781-849-5527
www.masslottery.com/
Hours: 8:45 am to 4:30 pm M-F, excluding holidays.

The Lottery Commission, under the Chairmanship of the State Treasurer, administers various lottery games, including the Instant Game, the Numbers Game, Megabucks, Mass Millions, Keno, and Mass Cash. In addition, the conduct and operation of Beano games throughout the state are supervised and administered by the Charitable Gaming Division of the Lottery Commission. The funding of the Arts Lottery is provided by the Lottery Commission from revenues raised by the Megabucks game. See Education, Section E, for more information on the Massachusetts Cultural Council. A separate line is provided for questions regarding the conduct of and any proceeds from raffles.

Regional Offices:

One Ashburton Place, Plaza Level
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 781-849-5555 (ask to be connected to the Boston regional offfice)

200 Theodore H. Rice Boulevard
New Bedford, MA 02745
Tel: 508-985-9892

20 Fort Street
Springfield,MA 01103
Tel: 413-781-3880

11 Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
Tel: 781-935-2668

151 West Boylston Drive
Worcester, MA 01606
Tel: (508) 755-7855


C11 State Board of Retirement
Office of the Treasurer
One Winter Street, 8 th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-367-7770
Toll Free: 1-800-392-6014
www.mass.gov/treasury/retirement/state-board-of-retire/
E-mail: sbr@tre.state.ma.us
Office hours: 7:45-5:00, walk-in hours 10:00-3:00

The State Board of Retirement administers the provisions of laws relative to the retirement of state employees. The Treasurer of the Commonwealth serves as chairman of the Board and oversees the retirement system for state workers.

Regoinal Office:
436 Dwight Street, Room 109A
Springfield, MA 01130
Tel: 413-730-6135
Office hours: 8:45-5:00, walk-in hours 10:00-3:00


C12 Unclaimed Property Division
Office of the Treasurer
One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-1608
Tel: 617-367-0400
Toll Free: 1-800-647-2300
www.mass.gov/treasury/unclaimed-prop
E-mail: abp@tre.state.ma.us

If an owner of a bank account, stocks, bonds, or any other financial asset is unknown for five years, the bank or corporation must report the information to the state treasurer, who in turn will advertise it in the newspaper. If there is no response to the advertisement, the state becomes the custodian of these funds. The Unclaimed Property Division will release the funds upon proof of ownership by the owner or by their heirs.


C13 Veterans Bonus Division
Office of the Treasurer
One Ashburton Place, 12th Floor
Boston, MA 02108-1608
Tel: 617-367-9333, ext. 859
www.mass.gov/treasury/veterans
E-mail: veteransbonus@tre.state.ma.us

This Division administers the World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Gulf War and Welcome Home Bonuses to eligible veterans.


C14 Massachusetts Clean Water Trust (MCWT)
Office of the Treasurer
Three Center Plaza, Suite 430
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-367-3900
Fax: 617-227-1773
www.mass.gov/treasury/

Formerly the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, MCWT was established in 1989 pursuant to Title VI of the Federal Clean Water Act. It was later amended in 1998 to encompass the provisions of Title XIV of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The Trust’s mission is to fund the implementation of water pollution control and drinking water projects in the Commonwealth through a revolving fund loan program.


C15 Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)
Office of the State Treasurer
40 Broad Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02109
Tel: 617-720-4466
Fax: 617-720-5260
www.massschoolbuildings.org

Chapter 208 of the Acts of 2004, amending MGL Chapter 70B, transferred responsibility for the School Building Assistance Program from the Department of Education to the Massachusetts School Building Authority. It is an independent governing body comprised of seven members of which the State Treasurer serves as Chairman.


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