Online Permitting

Welcome to the City of Chelsea’s electronic Permit Management System. This system allows you to apply online for permits, view sign-offs and enables a process review for numerous online permit submittals.

Currently, we have the City’s Building permit applications online. The Inspectional Services Department issues building (residential and commercial), electrical, mechanical, gas and plumbing permits. It also issues certificates of occupancy, certificate of inspection, certificate of habitability, and housing complaints. More permits and licenses will be added in the future.

Depending on Permit type you must set up an account to use the system; the process takes less than five minutes.  If you do not have access to a computer, there are numerous public computers at the Library.  A public computer kiosk is available at the Building Department at 500 Broadway, 1st Floor.  Please read the instructions carefully to set up and use your account.

Please Note: Once you have filled out a permit or license application and submitted it electronically it is only in a preliminary stage

Register for an account
Log In to Permit Management System

View other important resources and applications from Inspectional Services:

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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Documents sorted by SEQ in Ascending Order within category

Online Permitting9 documents

  • Short Term Rental Application
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  • Schedule of Permit Fees
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  • Dumpster Permit Application
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  • Solar Permitting Checklist
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  • Rat Abatement Waiver
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Illegal Apartment Information2 documents

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  • Spanish
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The Five Year Certificate of Habitability Rental Housing Inspection Initiative2 documents

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  • Spanish
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