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Question: Do I need a permit for a shed?

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Sheds that are greater than 200 sq. ft. in area require a building permit and must be placed 20′ from the side property line and 30′ from the rear property line. Sheds that are 200 sq. ft. or less … More

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Question: How do I apply for a special permit or a variance from the Board of Appeals?

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See Board of Appeals website for all special permit applications.

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Question: New Trench Regulation – What are the requirements for the excavation and trench safety regulation?

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For details, click on Building Documents to download fact sheet or for more information see www.state.ma.us/bbrs and search for new trench regulations.

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Question: How do I schedule an inspection?

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All inspections are conducted Monday through Friday and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Call the building department Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 978-440-5461 to schedule inspection. Building Inspections: … More

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Question: When does the Building Department Issue Permits?

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Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Building Permit applications are accepted during office hours and are reviewed by the Building Inspector at a later time. In most cases, permits … More

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Question: What are the minimum area and frontage requirements in residential zones?

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Residential A: 40,000 sq ft, 180 ft of frontage Residential C: 60,000 sq ft, 210 ft of frontage Wayside Inn Historic Preservation Zone: 5 Acres, 210 ft of frontage

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Question: What are the residential setbacks?

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Minimum building setbacks in all residential districts:20 feet side yard30 feet rear yard40 feet front yard (corner lots have 2 front yard setbacks)

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Question: How do I apply for a Building Permit?

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Building Permits are available in the Building Department located in the DPW Building at 275 Old Lancaster Road or you can click here to download a permit application and a checklist of items necessary when … More

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