Suffolk County Permits (Massachusetts)

Search for Suffolk County, MA county permits. A county permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, building permits, land use permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, access permits, utility permits, special event permits, renovation permits, temporary event permits, reserving public property, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


The Suffolk County Clerk's Office maintains public records for a county, including vital documents like birth certificates and marriage licenses, as well as Suffolk County permits. Clerks in Suffolk County, Massachusetts may be responsible for filing and issuing county permits, including building permits, land use permits, access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These permits may be required for installing or repairing septic systems, demonstrating that a building meets fire codes and other building codes, demolition, repairs, renovations, and adjusting boundary lines. They may also be required for temporary events, reserving public property, or a number of land development uses. The Suffolk County Clerk Office can provide information on how to apply for a Suffolk County permit or how to check if a permit is valid, and their permit information and records are usually available online.

Boston City Clerk Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02201 617-635-4600

Chelsea Clerk Chelsea MA 500 Broadway 02150 617-466-4054

Massachusetts Clerk Boston MA 1 Pemberton Square 02108 617-557-1020

Revere Clerk Revere MA 281 Broadway 02151 781-286-8162

Suffolk County Clerk Boston MA 3 Pemberton Square 02108 617-788-8175


A Suffolk County Town or City Hall provides municipal services for their community, which can include issuing and filing permits. These county permits may be required for a number of building projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and zoning compliance. In addition to building permits, Town and City Halls in Suffolk County, Massachusetts may also issue land use permits related to boundary lines, private roads, addresses, and water systems, as well as access permits, utility permits, and special event permits. These records can be used to prove that a project has a valid permit or to look up county permit rules, apply for a permit in Suffolk County, or see approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their county permit records.

Boston City Hall Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02201 617-635-4000

Boston Globe City Hall Boston MA 1 City Hall Square 02108 617-936-3554

Chelsea City Hall Chelsea MA 500 Broadway 02150 617-466-4000

Revere City Hall Revere MA 281 Broadway 02151 781-286-8100

Roxbury City Hall Roxbury Crossing MA 1483 Tremont St 02120 617-635-4920

Winthrop Town Hall Winthrop Town MA 1 Metcalf Sq 02152 617-846-4344


A Suffolk County Building Department creates and enforces building codes and zoning rules to ensure the construction of safe buildings. As part of their job, Building Departments in Suffolk County, Massachusetts issue and file building permits. These county permits may be required for renovations, demolition, repairs, land development, and installing or repairing septic systems. Suffolk County permits can show if a building meets fire codes and other building codes, which may be called a certificate of zoning compliance. These Suffolk County public records can be used to prove a building project has a valid permit or to look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or see approved permits. Building Departments often provide online access to county permit information and records.

Boston Zoning Boston MA 1010 Massachusetts Avenue 02118 617-635-5312

Revere Zoning Revere MA 281 Broadway 02151 781-286-8160