Fire Prevention & Code Compliance

Online Permitting System Guidelines

As of November 28, 2022, the Town of Stow and the Stow Fire Department has adopted online permitting for the submittal of applications for residential and commercial fire prevention permits. To access the system, please click here.


If you have any questions regarding the online permitting system, you can reach out to Captain Evers by email ( or phone (978-897-4537)

Filling Out a Building Permit Application

(After you have logged onto the online permitting website).

  1. Select the location for the permit by entering any characters of column text in the white boxes under House # and/or Street to narrow your search.

  2. Choose the address by clicking on its row.

  3. Select the appropriate permit application from the menu on the right by clicking on the New icon.

  4. Fill out the application fields to completion.

  5. Once you have filled out all text fields click Submit.

  6. This will prompt you to sign the application. Sign by holding down the right button on your mouse and signing. Check the check box below, type in your name and click Save.

  7. This will ask you if you want to submit. If yes click Ok.

  8. Now add any required attachment by clicking Add Attachments and then click the Square blue icon top right and follow the instructions.

Adding Attachments to Your Permit Application or Checking Status:

If you need to add attachments after closing a submitted application or want to check your status, go to My Documents. This will show you a list of all the applications you have ever submitted along with the status. To add additional attachments click on the permit row once to highlight the permit and then click the Square white icon above on the right and follow the instructions.