Apply for an Online Permit (Building Dept.)

All Online Permits (Building, Plumbing, Gas, Electrical, Sprinkler, and Mechanical)

  1. First, register an account on our online permit portal, Accela. Follow this guide:
    you may skip this step if you already have an account.
    Guide to Registering
  2. Then, open our guide to apply for a permit on Accela.
    Guide to Applying
  3. Click the following link to open Accela and follow the steps in the Guide to Applying.
    Apply for a Permit

Check our Permit and Fee Schedule for fees.

Please note: For all permit applications that include fire protection systems under 780 CMR Chapter 4 (Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy), Chapter (9 Fire Protection Systems), or Chapter 34 (Existing Structures), construction documents must be filed with the head of the Brookline Fire for review. Refer to the Fire Prevention Division webpage for more information.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.