Amherst offering online application for permits and licenses

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AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Residents and businesses looking for permits and licenses in Amherst can now apply online.

A new online permitting and licensing portal currently offers applications for building, electrical, gas and plumbing permits; rental registration; health licenses; parking permits, fire department permits; planning, conservation and many more.

The online portal also offers the Town of Amherst multiple ways to manage permitting, licensing, and code enforcement, including: 

  • Automating operational processes associated with permitting, licensing and code enforcement.  
  • Providing businesses and residents with access to critical information surrounding the process. 
  • Reviewing, approving, and issuing permits and licenses from a single digital platform; and the ability to schedule inspections with ease. 
  • Improving staff and community insights for more informed decision-making. 

Amherst is now one of more than 1,000 public sector organizations that utilizes OpenGov to streamline processes designed specifically for government business. 

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