How to Apply for an Electrical or Plumbing Permit

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New Rochelle Permit System link:  CitySquared-Apply for a permit


Click Login in the top right corner.  If you don’t already have a login, click “Register”.  If you used our old permit system, register with the same email address you used with the old system.  Your historical applications and permit will reflect in your dashboard.  You will get a confirmation email in order to complete your registration.  You will not be able to login into your account to apply for permits until you complete the registration process.

Once you are logged in, follow the steps below.

If your map doesn’t automatically go to New Rochelle, search for “City of New Rochelle” in the Municipality field.

Click on “Apply for” on the left side, then “Permit”


Before it will allow you to apply for a permit for the first time, you are required to supply your contact information. 

Choose the Department (Buildings-Plumbing), then the permit type based on the work you are doing.   Enter the detailed description, then click Next. 

Choose Buildings – Plumbing or Electrical, then the permit type you are applying for.  Enter a detailed description of work, then click Next to continue.


Search for the property you are applying for.  Less is more!   When searching, only enter the number and the first few letters of the street name and click the blue magnifying glass.  Find your property and click the green “Add” button to add it to your application.   Click Next to continue.


The contact step will automatically add the owner of the property and you as the applicant.  You can add any contacts you feel are relevant to this job (Ex: Architect, Contractor, Engineer, etc).  You can search for contacts first and if you don’t find them click “Create contact” to add new contacts. Click Next to continue.




Complete all the necessary fields regarding the job and click Next to continue.

To add fixtures to your application, choose the fixture type, type the location of where the fixture will be installed, enter the quantity of that fixture, then click the green Add button.