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What building permit do I need?

What building permit do I need?

Find out what kind of permits you need for your next project in Boston, and how to get them.

The permit process is based on whether you're making changes to a structure or to a building’s occupancy. Permitting for minor changes can be done online or in person. Major changes usually can only be started online, and you need to complete them in person.

Still have questions? Contact:
Inspectional Services
1010 Massachusetts Avenue
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
United States
Submitting Plans Online

We now accept electronic building plans for long-form permit applications.

Electronic Plan Guidelines