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Permits, Inspections and Planning Services

The Permits, Inspections, and Planning Services Department is pleased to announce that contractors and home owners may now apply for Building Permits online. This offers a more efficient and convenient way to access and utilize the permitting process. To begin, please go to the RELATED LINKS below and click on "Malden Online Permit Application."

The first step required is to register as a user. After filling in the necessary information, your User Account will be reviewed for approval. This may take up to one (1) full business day and you will receive an email notification once it has been approved. At that point, you are ready to begin the online application process.   

Please be advised that only licensed electricians and plumbing contractors can apply for Wire and Plumbing Permits online. If you have questions about your online application or need to schedule an inspection, you may contact the appropriate department as follows:   

Wiring Permit Application or electrical inspection:       781-397-7000  ext. 2151

Plumbing Permit Application or plumbing inspection:  781-397-7000  ext. 2017

Building Permit Application or a building inspection:   781-397-7000  ext. 2021

PLEASE NOTE:  Accessing the online permitting portal on a Mac requires the installation of Microsoft Silverlight.

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