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Inspectional Services

Inspectional Services
25 Meade Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: (508) 799-1198, Fax: (508) 799-8544
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Construction Related Permit Applications Accepted & Issued 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Housing & Health Related Permit and License Applications Accepted & Issued 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Online Permit Applications Accepted 24 Hours x 7 Days
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Notices & Announcements

The Department of Inspectional Services has instituted the following Schedule of Fees.

Online Permits - Contractors, businesses and residents are now able to apply and pay for building permits online through our online permit partner or at one of four conveniently placed kiosks located at 25 Meade Street. This includes building, electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing permits and licenses.

Online Service Requests - As an added enhancement customers may submit select service requests 24x7 via the Online Customer Service Center. Please note, the normal hours of operation for the city's Customer Service Center at 76 East Worcester Street are Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Welcome to the web page for the Department of Inspectional Services for the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. As a result of the City's reorganization, approved by the Worcester City Council and implemented on July 1, 2008, the majority of Worcester's inspectional services are now in one location, with easy access and parking.

Our mission is to provide this community with building, housing and sanitary inspections to include approved permitting documentation through exemplary customer service. These various functions are performed by trained/certified employees with specialized expertise utilizing current technology. Our professional staff also provides community education to enhance the living standard for all citizens in the City of Worcester.

The Department of Inspectional Services is responsible for both maintaining and enhancing public safety, enforcing construction codes, improving community environmental health, ensuring decent, safe and sanitary housing conditions, performing regulatory functions, inspections, and permitting to support development in the community.

We invite you to take full advantage of the information contained in this web site. You will find the hours of operation, fees, permitting requirements, etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact this office at (508) 799-1198 or email if you need any further information. We are here to serve you. We will do our utmost to ensure that you are given prompt, courteous and professional services.

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