Welcome to Brookline Permits and Licensing

Before you apply...

  1. First, check the list of permits and licenses below for more specific information on the processes and requirements for obtaining your specific permit or license.
  2. Then, 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
  3. Then, find your permit or license in the list below for a guide to applying for it on Accela.
  4. Finally click following link to open Accela and apply.
    Open Accela

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Permits by Category

  1. Residential
  1. General Business
  1. Entertainment
  1. Food and Restaurants
  1. Liquor, Tobacco & Marijuana
  1. Lodging
  1. Spas & Cosmetics
  1. Events
  1. Asbestos & Flammables
  1. Development & Zoning
  1. Other

Permits by Department

Fire Department

Health Department


Select Board Licenses

Town Clerk’s Office