Online Permitting

Online Permitting


The Town of Watertown will begin to offer online permitting as of May 1, 2019, for the following:

Building (you will need to attach a signed copy of your contract and applicable documents)

Residential Building Permits available for online submittal:

*Bathroom Remodel
*Kitchen Remodel
*Insulation / Air sealing
*Sheet Metal


Please don’t forget to pay for your application by clicking "add to cart" and"Complete your purchase" out at the bottom of the portal.

Contractors must be registered with the Town’s Online Permit Tracking System before they can apply for Building, Electrical, Gas, Plumbing, and Sheet Metal permits online. Once registered, contractors will be provided with a private PIN they can use to apply for permits online as long as their licensing and insurances are kept current in our database.

To register, contractors must visit the Building Department in person. Please bring the following documentation:

-A valid and current drivers license or other form of Photo ID
-Contractor license(s)
-Workers Compensation Insurance Certificate or an executed 
Workers Compensation Affidavit
-Department of Public Safety "S" License(Electrical Contractors conducting Security work only)

If you are already registered and your information is up to date, please click the following link to access the Online Permitting Portal

If you unsure if your information is up to date please contact the Building Department at 617-972-6480 to verify.