Permits & Licensing

Department of Public Health

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

We encourage you to submit your application ONLINE through our permit portal link below! 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.

Tobacco Permit • $250 • Apply Now!

A Tobacco Permit is required for the sale of tobacco products for the following establishments:

  • Adult-Only Retail Store
  • Convenience Store
  • Gas Station
  • Liquor Store
  • Private Club
  • Smoking Bar (Cigar, Hookah, Vape)

Expires on December 31st annually!

*Please note that paper copies of applications are no longer accepted. For anyone that does not have access to a computer or needs assistance, please visit our office at 25 Meade Street and we will gladly help you complete an application at one of our computers set up for public use.

Please see frequently asked questions below, and contact our office for additional information at 508-799-8531.

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Contact Information

Public Health
25 Meade Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-8531
Fax: 508-799-8572
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To request a non-emergency service or report an issue, please contact Worcester 311.

In the event of a health emergency, please call 911.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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