City of Worcester
The City of Worcester issues a wide range of permits/licenses required by Federal, State, and City ordinances. The permits/licenses offered, but not limited to, include construction, dogs and marriages, engineering, fire prevention, food sales/service, housing, operating a business, parking, and parks and recreation.
Please be aware it may be necessary to apply for permits/licenses from multiple city departments depending on your requirements. If needed, please Contact Us to help you with the permit process.
NOTE: The State of Massachusetts is requiring all liquor applications go through the State's system. Please visit the State of Massachusetts ABCC Website for fillable applications and information. Please contact the License Commission Office at 508-799-1400 ext. 31437 to obtain additional forms/instructions to file.
Use the search box below to search for a specific permit or license. The options will narrow based on the text you provide to help you find exactly what you're looking for!
Many different departments and divisions deal with permitting and licensing for a variety of topics. Click on a button below to learn more about what's offered!
Create an Account • Submit Applications • Manage & Print Permits
Currently, online permitting is available for building, electrical, gas, plumbing, mechanical and housing/health permits from Inspectional Services, as well as select DPW&P Engineering and Water Operations permits. All other permit applications are available as fillable PDF forms.
We encourage you to submit your application ONLINE through our permit portal! Please complete all required fields, electronically sign and upload the appropriate documents.
Before you can submit an application for a permit or license you must create an account. Please see Signing Up, Creating a Profile & Accessing Your Information and Applying for a Permit & Paying Fees.
Have a question? You can Contact Us to help you with the permit process.
Online permitting is available for building, electrical, gas, plumbing, mechanical and housing/health permits from Inspectional Services, as well as select DPW&P Engineering and Water Operations permits.
The State of Massachusetts is requiring all new, amended and transfer applications go through the State's system. Please visit the State's ABCC website for applications.
Departments & Divisions
Parks & Recreation