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Building Division

The job of the Building Department is to ensure the safety and welfare of the general public by enforcing all State and City Ordinance Building Codes.

Important Notice

Due to the current COVID19 pandemic, legal status/zoning analysis will not be considered until further notice. Please do not request this service. Thank you.

As a matter of public health and safety due to COVID19, effective immediately, the City of Revere Building Department will only be accepting applications online. We will not be servicing any walk-in customers as contractors and homeowners are able to apply for, pay for and print permits from the website. All inspections for the time being will be conducted on a case by case basis decided by the individual inspector. Should you have any questions please contact our office at 781-286-8196.

Apply for a Permit

The City of Revere now requires that all permits overseen by Building Department staff be applied for online only through the City’s new epermitting portal. This includes Building, Plumbing, Gas, Electrical, Mechanical, Sheet Metal Permit, a Certificate of Occupancy, or for Site Plan Review.* 

Online Permitting System  Instructions for Online Permitting

Due to the particularly high level of construction taking place in the City at the moment, please allow extra time to await a response from the Building Department.

Note that by state law, any contractor who has not uploaded into the system a valid contractor license or completed a Workers’ Compensation Affidavit will not be issued a permit until the correct information is made available.

You must provide a working email address where responses from the Building Department can be sent and will be read. Responses may include corrections needed on your application, or a request for payment for an approved permit.

* IMPORTANT: Weekly Site Plan Review Submission Deadline. To fully comply with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, Site Plan Review applications are due no later than 4PM on the Wednesday preceding the next regularly scheduled Site Plan Review Committee meeting. Applications received after the deadline will be placed on the agenda for the following regularly scheduled Site Plan Review Committee meeting.

Permit Fees

Relevant ordinances

Forms and Links

Permit Withdrawal- Electrical
To withdraw an permit application, you must complete this document and obtain a registered notary signature
Permit Cancellation - Plumbing and Gas
To cancel an issued permit, you must complete this document and obtain a registered notary signature


When is a building permit required?

Anyone seeking to construct, alter, or demolish a structure or install a sign must first obtain a building permit from a building inspector at the Inspectional Services Department. The building permit must be obtained before the start of any work and must be prominently posted at the job site.

Contact Information & Hours
Mon.-Thur. 8:15am-5pm
Fri. 8:15am-12:15pm
Plumbing Inspection Requests
Mon.-Fri. 8:15am-9:30am
Mon.-Thur. 4pm-5pm
Louis Cavagnaro
Acting Inspector of Buildings
Cheryl A. McCormick, Esq.
General Counsel to Building and Municipal Health Inspections Departments
Richard Dicks
Local Buiding Inspector
Matteo Fabiano
Electrical Inspector
Mark Locke
Plumbing Inspector
Marcia Mendes
Principal Clerk
Valerie Moscone
Principal Clerk