Welcome to Boston Permits & Licenses

This site will guide you through the process of applying for select permits at both the Inspectional Services Department and the Boston Fire Department. In the future, this site will also allow you to apply for additional permits and licenses from other departments. To access ISD permits for printing that were applied for prior to 3/22/2016, click here.

To manage BFD permits and applications that were applied for prior to 6/30/2016 or to apply for Tent with Assembly, Temporary Place of Assembly, Place of Assembly and Self-Service, click here.

From the Mayor

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Welcome to Boston Permits and Licenses! This new tool will give you the same service and information as physically visiting our city buildings, but with increased efficiency and convenience.

I hope you’ll find this tool helpful and easy to use as you build or remodel your business location. Thank you for growing Boston – you’re the reason why Boston is a great place to live, work, and do business. Stay tuned as we continue to add features, permit and license types, and improve this site with time. Have feedback or questions – let us know!

Martin J. Walsh