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New Residential Construction

New Residential 1 and 2 Family Construction


Click here for a printable checklist of requirements.


  • Building Permit Application (with sign offs from the departments listed below)
  • Copy of Variance (if applicable – check zoning by-laws and tables)
  • (1) Set of Plans (11” X 17” paper copy) along with a copy of the plans in PDF Format on a CD-ROM for archiving
  • Copy of Contractors License / Mass State Construction Supervisors License with a minimum (1G) endorsement (homeowner may choose to take the permit solely in their name, if they intend to build the home themselves and reside there once complete).
  • State Workers Compensation Affidavit
  • Cost - ($0.19) Per Square Foot (to include Basement, Decks, Porches, Garages). To be calculated by the Building Inspector
  • Stamped Truss Schedule and/or Specifications on any Laminated or Engineered building products (if applicable)

Building Permit Application Sign Off Requirements

Planning Division: 508-324-2561 - Located on 5th floor of City Hall, Room 534


Conservation Commission: 508-324-2340 - Located on 5th floor of City Hall, Room 522


Engineering Division: 508-324-2512 - Located on 5th floor of City Hall, Room 531


Water Division: 508-324-2721 - Located at 1620 Bedford Street (intersection of Bedford and Stonehaven Road)


Sewer Division: 508-324-2320 - Located on 3rd floor of City Hall, Room 326