Southborough launches new online permitting portal

by beth on October 2, 2018

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Above: Southborough’s new online portal for building/construction related permits. (image cropped from website)

The Town of Southborough announced a new online system for processing permits. According to the announcement, contractors and residents will now be able to apply and track application progress online.

The “permitting” doesn’t appear to cover “burn permits”, which are still on another system managed under the Fire Department. And it doesn’t seem to cover all business permitting. (You can find the business permitting guide here.)

But the “View Point Cloud ” system does currently cover the following 6 types of applications related to construction in Southborough:

Building Permit

This application is used for new construction, renovations, alterations, partial and interior demolition and major repairs to existing buildings including commercial, and one and two family buildings.

Gas Permit

This permit is required when natural gas/propane gas piping is installed, altered, added to or repaired, including the installation of gas fired appliances. You must be a licensed professional to apply for this permit.

Electrical Permit

This permit is required when installing any electrical wiring, electrical appliances, electrical services, etc. Also includes low voltage wiring including cable TV, internet, phones, security alarm systems, etc. You must be a licensed professional to apply for this permit.

Plumbing Permit

This permit is required anytime the building’s plumbing is being installed, altered, removed, replaced or repaired. You must be a licensed professional to apply for this permit.

Mechanical Permit

This permit is required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, do major repairs, remove, convert or replace a mechanical system. The property owner or owner’s agent can apply for this permit. This permit is issued by the Building Inspector.

Sheet Metal Permit

This permit is required when a sheet metal worker is manufacturing, fabricating, assembling, handling, erecting, installing, dismantling, alteration and/or repairing duct work, commercial fans, kitchen hoods and vents, architectural sheet metal and metal roofing.

Click here to visit the new site.

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