VIEW LICENSES AND PERMITS ONLINE: For your convenience, we have additional resources available online called Citizen Self Service (CLICK HERE) where you are able to:

  • Check the status of an application or permit issued before September 1st, 2023.
  •  View development project and permit history.

Town of Acton Building Department:
Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Building Department is to provide quality service to the community that is knowledgeable, efficient, comprehensive and helpful to the public. The intention is to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the construction, quality of materials, use of all buildings and structures within the Town of Acton. The department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the uniform codes and related Federal, State, and Local adopted laws and ordinances.

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New Fossil Fuel Free Building Demonstration Program

The Opt-In Specialized Stretch Energy Code went into effect on January 1st, 2024 and the Municipal Fossil Fuel Free (FFF) Building Demonstration Program will go into effect on March 21st, 2024 in Acton.

The Opt-In Specialized Stretch Energy Code requires builders to meet high-performance standards and prepare buildings for all-electric heating and cooling.

Through The Municipal Fossil Fuel Free (FFF) Building Demonstration Program, Acton will require new building construction or major renovation projects to be fossil fuel free.

For more information on the new Stretch Energy Code and FFF Building Demonstration Program, please visit
Use this link to learn more about how to transition to electric heating and cooling:

Permit Applications 

1. Log in into OpenGov (click here).

2. Select the "Building Department".

3. Choose the type of permit by clicking "Select".

4. Follow the steps on each page to complete the application.

* If you have any questions call us at 978-929-6633.