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Required Permits, Submissions /Approvals for Each Buildilng Project Type
This table provides a list of required permits or approvals by type of project.  
 Links are to the appropriate Department or Board web page where appropriate forms may be downloaded from the FORMS link on that page.

Note:  
  • The Project Control Sheet is essential to each project requirement approvals or permits.
  • Approvals and permits must be obtained in the order listed on the Project Control sheet since the process is successive.
  • The Project Control sheet should accompany all approval requests and applications and be signed by the approprate department.
Examples:
 
  • If the Tax Collector does not sign off that all property taxes have been paid,there is no reason for the Assessor to review the applicstions.
  • If the Conservation Commission does not approve the site plan based on Wetlands impact, there is no reason for the Planning Board to review the Site Plan for approva.

PROJECT TYPE
REQUIRED APPROVALS OR PERMITS/FORMS
ISSUING/APPROVAL DEPARTMENT
COMMENTS
Project Control Sheet
Project Control Sheet
Named Departments and Boards
Required for ALL projects
New Dwelling or Building
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet
Named Departments or Boards
Always required
 
Required Documents Checklist for New Building or Dwelling
Building Department
All required documents must be submitted before Building Permit issued.
 
Site Plan Approval
Planning Board
Always Required
 
Building Department
Always required
 
Plumbing Permit
Obtained by plumber following first plumbing inspection.
Always Required. Check with Plumber before work begins.
 
Electrical Permit
Obtained by electrician following first electrical inspection.
Check with Electrician beforeAlways required. Check with electrical work beings.
 
Conservation Determination
Conservation Commission
Required determination with Conservation Commission before completing forms.
 
Health Agent
Always required. .Permit obtained by Installer
 
Health Agent
Certificate of Water Availability always required. Permit obtained by well driller
 
Debris Removal Form
Building Department
Always required.
 
Homeowner License Exemption
Building Department
If Homeowner is doing work.
 
Sheet Metal Permit
Building Department
If duct work is installed.
 
Solid Burninng Fuel AppliancePermit
Building Department
If wood, coal or pellet burning furnace or stove is installed.
 
Workers Compensation Affadavit
Building Department
Always required even if Homeowner doing work.
Additions, Alterations or Renovations
 
 
Includes Decks, Dormers, Porches, Roofs, Ramps, Docks, Basement or Attic Refinishing, Re-siding, Door or Window Replacement
 
Project Control Sheet
Named Departments or Boards
 
 
Required Documents Checklist for Additions, Alterations and Renovations
Building Department
All required documents must be submitted before Building Permit issued.
 
Site Plan Approval
Planning Board
If footprint of structure is increased or accessory building proposed.
 
Building Permit
Building Department
Always required
 
Workers Compensation Affadavit
Building Department
Always required even if Homeowner does work.
 
Conservation Determinatoin
Conservation Commission
If footprint of structure is increased determination made by Conservation Commission before Building Permit issued.
 
Electrical Permit
Obtained by electrician after first inspection
If electrical work is required,
 
Plumbing Permit
Obtained by plumber after first inspection.
If plumbing work is required.
 
Septic Inspection
Health Agent
If one or more bedrooms being added.
 
Debris Removal Form
Building Department
If construction debris is anticipated.
 
Homeowner License Exemption
Building Department
Always required If Homeowner is doing work.
 
Sheet Metal Permit
Building Department
If duct work is installed
 
Solid Fuel Burning Fuels Appliance Permit
Building Department
If wood, coal or pellet burning furnace or stove is installed
Modular Building or Dwelling
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet
Building Department
Always required.
 
Required documents Checklist
Named Departments and Boards
All required documents must be submitted before Building Permit issued.
 
Building Permit
Buildling Department
Always Required.
 
Additional Requirements and Forms unique to Modular Buildings
Building Department
Special requirements for Modular Buildings,
 
Workers Compensation Affadavit
Building Department
Always required even if Homeowner is doing work.
Swimming Pool, Tennis Court
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet
Named Departments and Boards
Always required.
 
Site Plan Approval
Planning Board
Always required.
 
Building Permit
Building Department
Always required.
 
Electrical Permit
Obtained by electrician after first inspection.
Always required when electrical work required.
 
Plumbing Permit
Obtained by plumber after first inspection
Always required when plumbing work is required for tennis court. Always required for swimming poool
 
Workers Compensation Affadavit
Building Department
Always required even if Homeowner is doing work.
Fences or Wood Screening over 6 ft above finish grade
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet
Named Departments and Boards
Always required.
 
Building Permit
Building Department
Always required.
 
Workers Compensation Affadavit
Building Department
Always required even if Homeowner is doing the work.
Solar Farms
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet
Building Department
Always required.
 
Special Permit
Planning Board
Always requried.
 
Building Permit
Building Department
Always required.
 
Electrical Permit
Obtained by electrician.
Always required.
 
Workers Compensation Affadavit
Building Department
Always required.
Towers
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet
Building Department
Always required
 
Electrical Permit
Obtained by electrician
If elecrical work is required.
 
Workers Compensaton Affadavit
Building Department
Always required
Signs
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet.
Building Department
Always required
 
Building Permit
Building Department
Always required
 
Workers Compensaton Affadavit
Building Department
Always required even if applicant is doing work.
Solar Heatinhg Units (Roof type)
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet
Building Department
Always required.
 
Building Permit
Building Department
Always required.
 
Electrical Permit
Obtained by electrician.
Always required.
 
Workers Compensation Affadavit
Building Department
Always required even if Homeowner doing the work.
Solid Burning Fuels Appliances and Stoves
 
 
 
 
Project Approvals Control Sheet
Building Department
Always required
 
Solid Burning Fuels Appliance Permit
Building Department
Always required.
 
Workers Compensation Affadavit
Building Department
Always required even if Homeowner doing the work.
 
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