Apply for a License or Permit

Please note: If you would like to apply for a parking permit, visit the ParkSomerville page.


Applications for permits and licenses are now being accepted online through our CitizenServe portal. There, you can apply for a variety of City permits, including:

  • Building permits
  • Demolition permits
  • Dumpster licenses
  • Dumpster hauler licenses
  • Food establishment licenses
  • Pool licenses
  • Body art licenses
  • Electrical licenses
  • Farmers market licenses
  • Occupancy licenses
  • Tanning licenses
  • Temporary food permit licenses
  • and more


If you are not able to apply by using your computer, please visit the Inspectional Services Department in person at:

Inspectional Services Department
1 Franey Rd.
Somerville, MA 02145