Permits and Applications

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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
external Sheet Metal Permit Application
Application to submit when applying for a Sheet Metal Permit.
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
external Sidewalk Obstruction Permit Application
Apply for a Sidewalk Obstruction Permit
Permit Public Works
external Sign Abutters Form
Form to be filled out by abutters when filing application for projected signs.
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
external Sign Permit Application
Application to submit when applying for a Sign Permit.
external Site Finder Database Form
Used to add a commercial real estate listing to the Site Finder database.
Form
external Site Finder Request Form
Use to request a report from Site Finder about commercial property that meet your search criteria.
Form
pdf Semi-Annual Site Monitoring Report, June 2014
Highlights include: finished Hobbs Pond Dam in Weston and preliminary work on the Route 2 Bridge Reconstruction/Route 128 Resurfacing Projects.
Watershed Reports
pdf Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Application Form Fire Department
Solid Waste Hauler
$175 hearing and application fee. $125 annual licensing fee.
License License
pdf Source Water Quality Monitoring Program Handout
A handout describing the Watershed Division's Source Water Quality Monitoring Program.
Watershed Reports
ireport request city services, report an issue
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