Starting July 5, 2023 applications can be submitted through the City’s Citizenserve online portal
SOMERVILLE – Beginning today, July 5, 2023, the City of Somerville Planning, Preservation, and Zoning (PPZ) Division will accept all new applications for permits for the Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals through the City’s Citizenserve Portal, the same online portal currently used for building permits and licensing by the City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD).
The transition to Citizenserve centralizes all zoning relief and historic preservation project applications and documents into a single online platform. This change will help create a central repository for all project-related documents and streamline communications between applicants and assigned City staff.
Applications/processes that can now be submitted via Citizenserve include:
Demolitions of buildings over 75 years old
Alterations to properties within Local Historic Districts
Memorandum of agreement (MOA) process
Site Plan Approval
All applications submitted prior to July 5, 2023 will be processed under the previous system.
Learn More or Submit an Application
Additional information on submitting applications via Citizenserve is available at somervillema.gov/citizenserve. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (zoning permit questions) or email@example.com (historic preservation questions).
Questions about building permits and certificates of occupancy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about zoning ordinance enforcement and interpretations should be directed to email@example.com.