Information for Property Owners

Contractors, construction companies and trade workers aren't the only ones who need permits and licenses. Homeowners also may need permits for building certain structures on their property. Do you need a permit for your next project?

Look through the information on this page to learn about any permits you might need if you are planning a project. You can find information about decks, fences, retaining walls, sheds, pools, dumpsters, driveways and more.

Certain work you wish to perform may require use of a contractors that is insured and bonded to perform work within the City of Worcester. These City-licensed contractor categories include container companies (dumpsters), drain layers, pavers, drain layers and drillers.

Licensed Contractors

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You can search the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety and Inspections' License Verification database to check the status of a license issued to an Individual or to a Company or Facility.

License Verification

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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
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 311
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