Who can be issued a building permit?
A building permit can be issued to individuals that poses a valid construction supervisors license (780 CMR R5) and are registered as a Home Improvement Contractor (780 CMR R6, MGL ch142A). An unrestricted construction supervisors license is valid for buildings and structures containing less than 35,000 cubic feet. A Home Improvement contractor registration is generally required for any individual or corporation involved in the improvement of any existing building or structure containing one to four residential dwelling units.

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1. When is a building permit necessary?
2. By who is a permit application made?
3. Who can be issued a building permit?
4. Can a homeowner apply for and be issued a building permit?
5. Can a homeowner apply for any Wiring, Plumbing, or Gas permit?
6. What are the fees for building, wiring, plumbing, gas permits, and other building department functions?
7. Do the inspectors for the Building Department carry official identification?
8. Does a building permit expire?
9. Who do I contact with questions regarding zoning (setbacks, frontage of area, pre-existing nonconforming structure, etc.)?
10. Do I need a permit to install a shed?
11. When do I need a certified plot plan?
12. Do I need a permit for a fence and what are the requirements?
13. What is the process for applying for a building permit?
14. Can I receive a temporary Certificate of Occupancy?
15. How long does it take to process a permit application?
16. What are the hours a contractor can work?
17. Do I need a building permit for a driveway?
18. How do you apply for a sign or Facade Design Review?
19. How do I appeal a building permit or a decision made by a Building Inspector?
20. Who do I contact about hooking up to town water, sewer, or drainage?
21. How do I receive permission for a curb cut?