Permits and Applications

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external Moving Van Application
Moving Van permits are issued by the Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department. To obtain a Moving Van permit, please complete and submit application, and pay by VISA, MC or E-Check. Our office must receive submissions and payments no later than 4 business days prior to posting. Requests and payments made after 4 business days will not be accepted.
Permit
Newsrack Permit
Permit for any type of newsrack box to be placed on City sidewalks
Permit Public Works
pdf Outdoor Cooking Permit
Outdoor cooking permit
Permit Fire Department
Parks and Public Areas
Permit for any non-athletic type of event in City Parks or Public Areas
Permit Public Works
pdf Planning Board Special Permit Application Form
Application form for projects subject to special permit requirements of Zoning Ordinance where the Planning Board services as the granting authority.
Permit
pdf Residential Permit Application
Resident Parking Permits may be obtained by mail or in person. If you qualify, you may be able to apply on-line.
Permit
pdf Residential Smoke Detector
Residential Smoke Detector
Permit Fire Department
pdf Sale Of Property/ Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Permit Information
Sale Of Property/ Smoke Detector & Carbon Monoxide Alarm Permit Information
Permit Fire Department
Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - First Time Applicants
SBU application for first time applicants - Petition to City Council
Permit
Sidewalk Obstruction Business Use - renewal form
SBU application and renewal form for signs, outdoor dining, merchandise, etc.
Permit Public Works
Sidewalk Obstruction Permit Application
Apply for a Sidewalk Obstruction Permit
Permit Public Works
pdf Sign Certification Form
Form requesting sign certification. All signs require review by the Community Development Department and a permit from the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) before installation.
Permit
pdf Storage Tank Install Permit
Storage Tank Install Permit
Permit Fire Department
pdf Storage Tank Removal Permit
Storage Tank Removal Permit
Permit Fire Department
Stormwater Control Permit
Stormwater Control Permit
Permit Public Works

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