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Pay Bills Online, by Mail, or in Person

Most payments to the City of Somerville can be made online, but you can also mail or drop off payments. In addition to bill paying, we offer other online services, including online vital records requests and applying for permits and licenses.
 

Use of a charge card or ACH may incur a convenience fee. The City of Somerville receives only your bill payment amount. Convenience fees cover various administrative costs associated with accepting payments and are non-refundable. The convenience fee when using credit cards is a percentage-based or flat rate fee that varies depending on the card type, amount and the type of bill you are paying. The convenience fee is automatically calculated and is shown on the payment page before you submit your payment for processing. Convenience fees will appear as a separate charge from the bill amount on your bank or credit card statement. 

Parking Tickets & Permits

Pay by Mail 

Parking Tickets 

Parking Department 
133 Holland St. 
Somerville, MA 02144 

Parking Permits 

Parking Department 
133 Holland St. 
Somerville, MA 02144 

Water & Sewer Bills

Pay By Mail 

Water & Sewer Bills 

Treasurer/Collector 
93 Highland Ave. 
Somerville, MA 02143 
 

Taxes

Pay By Mail 

Excise Tax 

Treasurer/Collector 
93 Highland Ave. 
Somerville, MA 02143 
Deputy Tax Collectors 
 

Real Estate & Personal Property Tax 

Treasurer/Collector 
93 Highland Ave. 
Somerville, MA 02143 
 

Vital Records

Order By Mail  

Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Domestic Partnership, Death) 

City Clerk's Office 
93 Highland Ave. 
Somerville, MA 02143 

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics 
150 Mount Vernon St. 
1st Floor 
Dorchester, MA 02125 

Other Payments

Pay By Mail  

Library Fees 

Central Library 
79 Highland Ave. 
Somerville, MA 02143 
 

Pay By Mail  

White Goods Stickers 

Department of Public Works 
1 Franey Rd. 
Somerville, MA 02145 
 

Pay By Mail  

Non-Criminal Tickets 

City Clerk's Office 
93 Highland Ave. 
Somerville, MA 02143 

Permits & Licenses

CitizenServe

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:

Home- and Property-Owner Permits 

  • Building Permits
  • Demolition Permits
  • Driveway/Curb Cut Permits
  • Occupancy Licenses
  • Tree Removal Permits and Waivers
  • and more

Health License and 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

Alcohol/Restaurant Licenses

  • Restaurants (with alcohol)
  • Common Victualers (restaurants without alcohol)
  • Private Clubs
  • Farmer Pourers (breweries, distilleries, wineries)
  • Inns
  • Educational Institutions
  • Package Stores
  • Entertainment (without on-premise food service)
  • ...and Amendments to these licenses, and
  • Special Alcohol Licenses
  • Special Farmer Wineries at Farmers Markets
  • and more

Business Licenses

  • Garages for Auto Repairs and Parking
  • Used Car Dealers
  • Drain Layers
  • Extended Operating Hours (after midnight)
  • Outdoor Seating or Goods on Public sidewalks
  • Hawker Peddlers
  • Junk Dealers
  • Signs and Awnings
  • Grants of Location
  • Public Events
  • Raffles and Bazaars
  • and more

Marijuana Establishment Licenses

  • Marijuana Retailer
  • Marijuana Cultivator
  • Craft Marijuana Cooperative
  • Marijuana Product Manufacturer
  • Independent Testing Laboratory
  • Marijuana Research Facility
  • and more

If you are not able to apply by using your computer, please visit the appropriate department in person:
 

Home/Property-Owner
and Health Licenses and Permits
Business Licenses Alcohol/Restaurant Licenses

Inspectional Services Division
1 Franey Rd.
Somerville, MA 02145

City Clerk's Office
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

Licensing Commission
93 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

 

 

Programs & Initiatives

In 2023, the City created the Digital Bridge Initiative (DBI). The goal of the DBI is to support existing programming and to create new initiatives.
Join us to celebrate Somerville’s open spaces, engage with the City outside of formal meetings, and of course – enjoy some pizza.

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