Online Permitting

Contractor Registration

Contractors must be registered with the Town’s Online Permit System before they can apply for a Building, Electric, Plumbing, Gas, or Sheet Metal Permit.  The system is currently used in roughly 20 other communities (such as Belmont, Ashland, and Brockton to name a few).  

To register, please email a copy of your license(s), insurance, and contact information to:  

Debbie Helie or Domenica Puleo


Applying for the Permit

Make sure that the following steps are followed, applications that are incomplete will be denied.

  • Complete all sections - all fields that have an asterisk * are required.  Some information will not apply to all permits (such as setbacks), it is ok to leave blank in cases like this.

  • Upload contract ( for building permits pulled by contractor)

  • Upload plans and another applicable back-up (such as engineering)

  • Make sure your email is current

  • Make sure your license and insurance information is current and if not, upload current documents

  • Pay permit fee

  • Demolition (full structure)  cannot be applied for online, pdf applications can be printed from the Inspectional Services page.

  •  Sign Permits cannot be applied for online, pdf applications can be printed from the Inspectional Services page.

To get started, simply click on the link below


https://www.mapsonline.net/watertownma/public_portal.php