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METHUEN — Mayor William M. Manzi, in conjunction with the City of Methuen Information Technology Department and the Inspectional Services Department, now offers residents the opportunity to apply for all building permits online.

“I am very pleased that Methuen residents and businesses are now able to apply for and receive permits online,” Manzi said. “This will eliminate additional paperwork and needless trips to City Hall. Methuen is a cutting-edge community when it comes to Web technology, and I am very proud of this accomplishment.”

Online permitting allows Methuen residents and their contractors to apply for permits from the comfort of their homes or offices, eliminating the need for time-consuming visits to the Inspectional Services office.

The new technology streamlines the process of submitting building, plumbing, gas, and electrical permits to Inspectional Services. Residents and contractors can visit www.cityofmethuen.net and click on the Online Permitting link on the home page. Applicants will then follow detailed and concise instructions to begin and complete the permitting application process.

An online permit application can be processed in less than one week provided all of the correct information has been submitted.

Once an application is submitted, Inspectional Services staff will process the application and contact the applicant to complete the permitting process and payment.