Certain professionals, including plumbers, medical practitioners, and electricians, must get a professional license to practice or operate in Massachusetts. A number of state agencies issue licenses, including the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL).
Find out how to apply for or renew a professional license in your field by using the search box below. You can also make sure that you’re working with a licensed professional using the widget.
The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) has compiled a list of required licenses by industry. Find out if you require a license for your business and how to apply for one in Massachusetts.
The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) provides a list of required safety licenses by industry to ensure the safety of consumers and employees in Massachusetts. Find out what licenses you need and how to apply or renew them.
- Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office (MPRO)
MPRO assists businesses in Massachusetts with permits, licensing, and regulation.
- Building Permit Application Forms
Find building permit application forms for state-owned buildings, residential dwellings, and other structures.
- 43E Expedited State Permitting Program
The 43E Expedited Permitting Program applies to residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use projects in areas designated “Growth Districts” by EOHED and “Priority Development Sites” under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 43D. Under this program, all state agencies must review and take action on any permits for a project within 180–210 calendar days.