Online Permitting

Online Permitting System Guidelines

For your convenience, effective November 29, 2016, the Town of Merrimac has adopted online permitting for the submittal of applications for residential and commercial building permits, electrical permits, plumbing and gas permits, mechanical permits, and trench permits.

Paper permit applications will no longer be accepted as of November 29, 2016. If you do not own a computer or if you need assistance using a computer, both are available at Town Hall. A computer station terminal is located at the Town Hall. Assistance can be obtained in the office or by contacting the Building Inspectors office during normal business hours.

Applicants can mail a check payable to: Town of Merrimac. Checks must be accompianed with a copy of any necessary licenses & insurance pretaining to the permit, as well as a signed copy of a contract for building permits. You may also visit us with payment during our normal business hours. Any payments sent in without a copy of the necessary documents will not be accepted.

Before applying for a permit, you should review the Building Department web page to see what documentation is required. Please scan and attach supporting documentation with your completed application. If you do not have the ability to scan and upload please send by mail or in person with a copy of your application. Provide as much information as you can on the form as incomplete applications may be rejected.


Filling Out A Permit Application (after you have logged onto the online permitting website).

  • Select the location for the permit by entering any characters of column text in the white boxes under House # and/or Street to narrow your search.
  • Choose the address by clicking on its row.
  • Select the appropriate permit application from the menu on the right by clicking on the New icon.
  • Fill out the application fields to completion.
  • Continue to the fee pages, select applicable fees.
  • Once you have filled out all text fields click Submit.
  • This will prompt you to sign the application. Sign by holding down the right button on your mouse and signing. Check the check box below, type in your name and click Save.
  • This till ask you if you want to submit. If yes click Ok.
  • Now add any required attachment by clicking Add Attachments and then click the Square blue icon top right and follow the instructions.
  • Please mail or hand deliver a check when emailed the payment due amount payable to the Town of Merrimac.
Adding Attachments To Your Permit Application OR Checking Status:

If you need to add attachments after closing a submitted application or want to check your status, go to My Documents. This will show you a list of all the applications you have ever submitted along with the status. To add additional attachments click on the permit row once to highlight the permit and then click the Square white icon above on the right and follow the instructions.

Link to Online Permitting Portal