Easy Permits


Wednesday March 18, 2020, we launched On-Line Permitting for Building and DPW and the response has been overwhelmingly positive, with over 30 applications being submitted on day one!  Please check it out at:


Credit card payments are coming soon.  Until then, you will need to pay by check only.  You can either:

     Mail your check to us, complete with Permit Number and Property Address:

          Needham Building Department/Needham Department of Public Works (as applicable)
500 Dedham Ave
Needham, MA 02492


     Drop off your check in the lockbox located at 500 Dedham Ave, or 1471 Highland Ave (Town Hall)

We are currently understaffed and appreciate your patience as we all work together to get your permit application(s) processed.  During the application process, if an applicant is unable to find an address in ViewPointCloud, please submit the Request an Address Add form here. Please call 781-455-7550, for assistance.  

Controlled Construction

New forms developed to ensure uniformity across the state. Please go to the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety for forms and guidance on construction control.