Online permits made easy

Welcome to Everett’s Online Permit Center!

The City of Everett is pleased to offer residents, organizations and businesses the ability to apply, pay for, and receive building, electrical, gas, plumbing, and mechanical permits online. Users will also have the ability to check the status of permits and inspections.
This is the first phase of a multi-phase project to improve customer service and increase accessibility to government services.

TO USE OUR ON-LINE PERMITTING SYSTEM, YOU MUST FIRST REGISTER. This is a one-time process that takes less than
5 minutes.

APPLICANTS WHO REGISTER, will benefit by the following:

  • Much of the information will auto-fill on the permit application after the original registration.
  • Interdepartmental routing, where required, will be done electronically, expediting the permit review process.
  • Applicants can add attachments (plans, pictures, specs, etc.) to the application.
  • Applicants will have the ability to view the status of their application and comments from other departments, including whether additional information is required.
  • The results of inspections can be viewed on-line.
  • Users can track all recent permitting history for any parcel in the city.

Online payment for the permit will be by Stripe. As an option, users can always pay in person by check or credit/debit card.

Do you wish to continue to the online permit center?

Online Permitting has been updated and will require existing users to re-register


The Division of Building Inspection and Maintenance shall be responsible for the enforcement of the state building code pertaining to buildings and other structures and for enforcement of related ordinances in the Revised Ordinances of the City of Everett, including, but not limited to the local zoning ordinance and Massachusetts State Building Code.

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Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals shall be responsible to hear and decide appeals in accordance with MGL 40A, applications for special permits and variances upon which the Board is empowered to act. The Board is also responsible to hear and decide petitions for variances, and special permits based on zoning denial letters from the building inspector.

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Code Enforcement

The Division of Code Enforcement shall be responsible for the enforcement of chapter 13A of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Everett; enforce all relevant ordinances; maintain a high quality of life for all Everett residents; working in conjunction with the Office of the City Solicitor, prosecute all infractions and violations of city ordinance; perform other relevant duties as assigned.

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Electrical and Wire

The Wire Division is responsible for the maintenance of all traffic signals and the performance of all electrical work within municipal buildings and on City property.

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Health and Sanitation

The Division of Health and Sanitation shall be responsible for enforcement of all provisions of the state sanitary code promulgated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health which are subject to enforcement by cities and towns; adoption from time to time of additional regulations as are necessary or desirable to protect the public health of the residents of Everett; and enforcement of all regulations so promulgated by the Board of Health.

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Licensing Commission

The License Commission is charged with the responsibility of issuing licenses and enforcing rules, regulations, local ordinances, and state laws pertaining to the sale of alcoholic beverages; the Licensing Commission shall promulgate all regulations necessary for the application local ordinance and state law.

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Plumbing and Gas

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Weights and Measures

The Division of Weights and Measures shall have general charge and supervision of all the public scales of the City of Everett.

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