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Forms & Permit Applications


Building online permitting instructions:  
Fee Schedules:  Click here.   If you already have an account, be sure to update license(s) & workers comp info by clicking on the link on your home page that says "EDIT PROFILE." After updating, please  be sure to hit "submit." 

For the permitting website use  Firefox or Chrome.  DO NOT use Internet Explorer.  It is not Safari-Apple compatible.

To apply for a permit (or to log back into your account)
click here.

Plumbing/Gas Inspector inspects Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

1. New Users, please first read the detailed  Registration instructions towards the bottom  of this page.

2.  After filing a permit application, continually log back in - and ALWAYS refresh your browser, to see updated status of your application.  If you are new to the system, READ THE DIRECTIONS on your homescreen explaining how the system works.

3.  AFTER the inspector has reviewed (approved) your application, status will change to "ready for payment."  Following online payment, the permit does not issue automatically, the inspector needs to see payment and then permit will be issued.
4. Refresh your browser.  WHEN YOUR PERMIT HAS ISSUED, YOU CAN PRINT FROM YOUR COMPUTER, you do not have to come to Town Hall.
5.  After the permit has issued you, you may submit an inspection request electronically or you can call for an inspection (508) 230-0581.  Please do not request an inspection until your permit has issued.  After your inspection request has been entered into our system, you will be able to see it has been scheduled.

Public record of issued permits & pending applications (Please note the online database has building permits issued from 2004 to present.  Other permits, such as plumbing, gas, electrical, etc. as of October 2014).

First Time Registration and online permitting instructions:

The online permitting process is completely automated and paperless. The first step is to register and set up an account. Visit our website at www.easton.ma.us.   At the top of your screen, choose the menu item “Businesses” and then from the drop down, “licenses/permits.”  Then from the multi-department page, from the CENTER of the PAGE (not the sidebar), select paragraph B) Building.  Follow the links.

 IMPORTANT!  Please be sure to use one of the supported browsers (this list appears when you register).  Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers for accessing PermitEyes.  DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORERMAC & IPhone USERS: THE program is NOT Safari compatible.  If you use an Apple product, you must use one of the Android compatible browsers as noted.   Update your browser.  Your pop up blocker must be "off" when you enter and submit a permit application 

Once you have registered, please READ THE INSTRUCTIONS ON YOUR HOME SCREEN EXPLAINING THE PROCESS.  Once you have registered, you will log back in and click on the upper left tab “Apply for New Permit.”  If you attempt to submit your application and you have missed a required field, you will receive a pop up message noting you have missed entering some required data.  Once your application is submitted - click on the  "i"  to work with your permit application.  Remember to refresh your browser whenever you log in to check on the status of your permit application.  Permit applications are addressed quickly, but please allow at least 48 hours for your application to be reviewed. 

The inspector will use the “chat”   feature or email you to let you know if he needs additional information or documents to be uploaded.  You can chat back by clicking on the bubble icon. Building permit applicants: Be sure to click on the link next to “checklist.”   You pay online after the inspector reviews your permit and sets the status to “Ready for Payment.” Log back in and you can pay online with an online check (your check routing number and account number) - or Master Card/Visa/Discover Card.  Be sure after you click on the pay button, your screen is maximized to see all fields. After the permit is issued, you can log into your account and print your permit.  You do not have to come to Town Hall to pick up your permit. 

Make a note of your id and password.     Call (508) 230-0581 with any questions.   Thank you!

 

Helpful Information:

Public Safety Advisory - Danger Associated with Heavy Snow Loads on Roofs

Do I need a permit?
 

Condensed Building Permit Guide (Also indicates requirement for contractor license & HIC registration)

Town of Easton Inspectional Services General Guide  

Why homeowners should not obtain building permit for a construction project

 Installing a shed?  A full building permit is needed for a shed that exceeds 200 sq. ft. (residential zone) or 120 sq. ft (business zone) (9th Edition of 780 CMR).   Even if you will not be obtaining a building permit for your shed you must meet setbacks (5 ft. from rear and side property lines).  If you do not have your site plan, please email kminsky@easton.ma.us for a scanned copy. Don't forget to include your address!  Please also contact Conservation to see if you might have any wetlands or other related concerns email alanghauser@easton.ma.us. As of 1/1/2015, the fee for a shed is .75 per sq ft.

Guide to installing an Above Ground or In-Ground Swimming Pool


Setback Requirements. Click here.

OTHER FORMS (INCLUDING THE HOMEOWNERS EXEMPTION ELIGIBILITY AFFIDAVIT):  

 
Information request or tech support:  Email Kit Minsky

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations & Standards