Permits & Licensing

The Department of Inspectional Services issues permits/licenses and performs a wide range of community based public health, environmental and safety inspections required by Federal, State, and City ordinances.

Please be aware it may be necessary to apply for permits/licenses from multiple city departments such as the Fire Department, Police Department or Public Works & Parks depending on your requirements. Please contact the Department of Inspectional Services with any questions at 508-799-1198.

For information on all city permits, licenses and fees, visit Permit/License Center.

Search Applications

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!

Inspection Units

To view information and license types for a specific unit, click on a related button below to learn more:


Contact Information

Inspectional Services
25 Meade Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1198
Fax: 508-799-8544
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Office Hours:

Building & Zoning
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Housing & Health
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Worcester 311
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 311
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