Permits & Licenses

Online Permit Center
The Town of Andover is pleased to offer licensed contractors and home/property owners the ability to apply, pay for, and receive Building, Electrical, Gas, Plumbing, Mechanical and select Fire permits online through ViewPermit, our permitting partner. This is the first of a multi-phase initiative for offering and issuing a wide range of municipal permits and licenses electronically in order to provide greater convenience, an enhanced level of service, and to improve the overall customer experience.

A list of the permits, licenses and certificates by Department and Divisions follows:


  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Fire Alarm Installation
  • Gas
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Sprinkler Installation

The Conservation department does all the permitting under the Wetland Protection Act and the Town of Andover Wetland Bylaw. Conservation issues permits and reviews all work within 100 feet of a wetland resource area and within 200 feet of riverfront area.


  • Keeping of Animal
  • Beaver Trap or Dam Breach
  • Body Art
  • Recreational Camp
  • Dumpster
  • Food Establishment
  • Soil Test
  • Pool
  • Private Well
  • Septage Hauler
  • Septic
  • Sewer
  • Tanning
  • Tobacco
  • Trench


Fire Rescue

  • Smoke & CO
  • LP Gas
  • Cutting and Welding
  • Fire Dumpster
  • Flammable & Combustibles Storage
  • Open Air Burning
  • Tank Removal

Town Clerk

  • Alcoholic Beverage & Events with Alcohol
  • Amusement & Live Entertainment
  • Business Certificate
  • Class I & II Auto Dealer
  • Common Victualler
  • Dog & Kennel
  • Public Vehicle for Hire
  • Lodging
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Raffle & Bazaar
  • Second Hand Dealer
  • Storage of Inflammables

Municipal Services - DPW

  • Bald Hill Compost Site
  • Street Opening
  • Trench