Health Inspections Division
Permits and Licenses
For the convenience of Revere residents, most licenses and permits from the Health Department are available online at revere.org/permitting, through our online permitting software vendor, CitizenServe.
You can now request the following types of permits and licenses:
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40U Code Enforcement
40U Property Violations can now be paid online.
Visit our Online Bill Pay page for instructions.
The City of Revere passed ordinances in 2015 as a collaborative effort to combat unhealthy properties using Mass General Laws, Ch. 40U for code enforcement.
What this means for the community:
- Tickets of properties in violation of city and state codes will be issued fines of up to a maximum of $490 per day.
- Upon receiving a ticket, a property owner has 21 days to payor submit an appeal request a hearing with Municipal Hearings Officer.
- If no response, owner receives additional notification providing an additional 30 days to pay, and an additional $10 administrative fee will be added.
- If unpaid after the 30 day period, the ticket, regardless of the initial amount, increases to the maximum $500 and is automatically transferred to the City Collector and becomes a charge against the property that will show up on a Municipal Lien Certificate and the tax bill. These tickets can only be paid at the Collector’s Office in City Hall.
These new regulations went into effect on Thursday April 30, 2015. If residents have questions, please call the Inspectional Services Department at 781-286-8311.
- PowerPoint detailing Ch. 40U Ordinance (PDF)
- List of 40U Ordinances
- Ch. 40U Ordinance
- Trash Ordinance FAQs
Appeals of Health Division Tickets
If you wish to appeal a violation for a housing 40U ticket, you can now appeal online.
Appeals for any sanitation code violation must be submitted in writing or online within 21 days of the date of the ticket. Appellants can request an in-person hearing or a decision in writing. For any appeal in writing, be sure to submit all evidence with your request, including any photographs or back-up information supporting your argument.
After receiving your request for an appeal, the Health Division will send you a date and time for your scheduled hearing.
All hearings are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 6pm on Zoom. You will be sent a date and a link for your hearing. If you are unable to access Zoom online, you can join by computer.. Only appear if you have received a notification of your scheduled hearing.
Failure to appear at a scheduled hearing will result in the fine being reinstated.
The Hearings Officer is required provide a ruling on your appeal within 21 days of hearing or a written appeal.
Any and all fines that remain after a ruling must be paid within 21 days, or they will increase to $500 per ticket, and must be paid at the Collector’s Office.
Appeal Hearings Officer Decision
The decision of the Hearings Officer can be appealed to Chelsea District Court within 10 days of the Hearings Officer's decision.
Use this form to appeal the decision of the 40U Appeals Officer
Bulky Item Pickup
Items that are considered too large for regular trash pickup may require a Bulky Item Pickup sticker, purchased online at www.revere.org/permitting. The online system replaces the former ‘Sticker’ system. Check out the Fee Schedule.
Residents who purchased stickers and still have them available may still use them. To ensure pickup, we suggest emailing Revere 311 to let the City know of your intention to use those stickers, so we can be sure that the sanitation collection company will be on the lookout for your items.
All Dumpsters within the City of Revere are required to be licensed with the City. For food establishments, commercial buildings, and larger residential buildings, those licenses are through the Health Division, and can be applied for and renewed at www.revere.org/permitting. Licensing must be renewed annually.
Temporary Dumpsters and Pods at construction sites and on the street can be purchased at www.revere.org/permitting. Applications will be approved by the Department of Public Works. These permits cost a $50 application fee, plus $10 per day a dumpster or pod is on the street. Learn more at the Department of Public Works.
Health Food Licenses
How and Why to Better Manage Your Establishment's Grease Trap
Passed June 17, 2019
The City requires that all owners and renters apply and be approved for a free permit to hold a Yard Sale. Violators are subject to fine.
Visit the city's epermitting portal to login (register for an account if you don't have one) and apply for a Yard Sale Permit.
Rental Property Ordinance
Forms and Links
For Health Food Licenses, Dumpster Licenses, Yard Sale Permits and Bulky Item Pickup Permits
Operation of a swimming pool must be approved by the Health Division.
All Tanning facilities must be approved for a permit with the Health Division.
City ordinances require that any vacant property be registered and pay an annual registration fee.
Residents may request spray treatments for mosquitoes by completing a service request form to Northeast Mosquito Control from June 1st to September 30th, from Sunday, 7:00 AM through Wednesday noon for the current week. Please click on this link to submit your service request:
Frequently Asked Questions
Each dumpster must be located at a minimum of ten feet (10') from the lot lines as to not interfere with the safety, convenience or health of abutters for residents. It must not obstruct the view of flowing traffic or be a nuisance. It must be placed on a smooth non-pervious surface in order to be easily maintained. The dumpster location must be approved by the Board of Health before placement.
Tues. 8 am – 5 pm
Wed. 8 am – 7 pm
Thur. 8 am - 5 pm
(Notary Public services now available)
Director of Municipal Inspections & Health Agent
Assistant to the Director
Housing Inspector/ Short Term Rental Inspector
Municipal Hearings Officer