Permit Search

Welcome to the Inspectional Services Department's Permit Retrieval system. This System enables users, such as contractors and home owners, to search for and retrieve historical permit records.

Notice: As of December 15, 2009 Inspectional Service Department Launched a new permit system. As a result permits are no longer captured as images. All data pertaining to a permit is stored in a database.

Looking for the current status of your permit application? Click Here

Need Help?

If you are having difficulty locating a permit, please contact the Inspectional Services Department directly at 617-635-5300 or

Please send any feedback about the Open Data portal to

If the search page or permit images will not display, disable any pop up blocker software installed on your system and try your search again.

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