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Seasonal Decorations/Christmas Tree License
Notes: 1) Trees must be kept away from building used for habitation 2) Trees must be removed from premises by December 26th 3) No trees can be stored inside a building 4) A person must be in attendance at all times. License Commission fee is $10/season. The Fire Department fee is $5/season.
License License
Second Hand Goods Store License
$60 for an annual license.
License License
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
Solid Waste Hauler
$175 hearing and application fee. $125 annual licensing fee.
License License
Special Events
Permit specifically for larger events such as parades, road races, or walkathons.
Form Public Works
Stormwater Control Permit
Stormwater Control Permit
Permit Public Works
Traffic Special Permit Application
After submitting your application on-line you must call 617-349-4721 and give your credit card information. Your application will not be processed before the payment information is received. Payment will be accepted by credit or debit card only.
Used Car Dealer Class I, II, III License
$175 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $200.00 annual license fee; $10 for each Criminal Record Check form. Notes: If the applicant has not held a license in the year prior to making the application, they must file a duplicate of the application with the Registry of Motor Vehicles.
License License
external Affidavit for Construction Control Architect/Engineer
Affidavit to submit for Construction Control Architect/Engineer
external Affidavit for Estimated Cost of Construction
Affidavit to submit for Estimated Cost of Construction
external Affidavit for Final Cost of Construction
Affidavit to submit for a Final Cost of Construction
external Application to Alter Plans
Application to submit when applying to Alter Plans.
external Asbestos Application
Application to submit when applying for an Asbestos Removal Permit.

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