Borough Hall will be closed on Friday, June 21 in observance of Juneteenth. Expect temporary road closures for the Spartan Spirit 5K on Saturday, June 22.

Construction and zoning permits

We issue permits to make sure construction and development in Somerville is safe and compliant. Most construction projects and repairs require permits. Before you can get a construction permit, you often need a zoning permit first.

There are a several subtypes of construction permits:

  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Fire protection

You will always need to submit a construction permit application. Based on the project, you may need to complete multiple application forms.

Other department permits

Didn't find what you're looking for? Other departments issue permits, too.

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