Building Department

The Building Department is dedicated to the professional and efficient administration and enforcement of applicable codes for building, plumbing, gas, and electrical wiring.  The Building Department is also responsible for insuring accuracy for weights and measures, and zoning determinations and enforcement.  

The Town of Bridgewater has electronic permitting.

  • Contractors or Homeowners must apply online. 
  • To prevent delays in receiving permits please insure applications are complete.
  • Applicants can pay for permits online [a small convenience fee applies].
  • Archived physical files may require 48 hours for retrieval.  Please call the office before you visit.
  • Archived electronic permit info is available


Bridgewater uses an online permitting system for all applications to be reviewed by the Building Department. All new applicants must also first register

Please call the Building Department at 508-697-0904 for assistance.

For the permitting website Google Chrome is recommended. DO NOT use Internet Explorer.  It is not Safari-Apple compatible. You may also have to allow popups from this site.

All Permits must be PAID IN FULL.  ALL PERMITS ARE MAILED TO THE ADDRESS NOTED IN SECTION 4 OF THE  APPLICATION, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED.  To arrange picking up the permit card, please contact the Building Department at 508-697-0904 .   A permit card is required in-hand before you can start work.  If found in violation a double permit fee penalty may be assessed.

Fee Schedules

Effective January 1, 2023

Minimum Required Documentation for Permit Submittal 

Regulations and Resources