Online Permit Center

The City of New Bedford is pleased to announce the launch of our new Online Permit Center.

Contractors are now able to apply for building permits online through our online permit center or at one of two conveniently placed kiosks located at 133 William St Room 308. This includes building, electrical, gas and plumbing permits.

For more information and permit related questions, please contact the Inspectional Services Department during normal business hours, weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at 508-979-1540

Select the link to continue to the On-line Permit Center

Additional Required Documentation can be found here

On-Line Permit Center User Documents


  • No work will be started until the permit is issued and in the hand of the contractor or person(s) doing the work.
  • Note: Effective September 1, 2017 ALL Plumbing, Gas and Electrical permit will be done on line.
  • If you pull an Electrical Permit for a Generator, Smoke or Fire detector you must also pull a Building Permit.
  • When you pull a generator permit you must also pull an Electrical Permit.