Building

Phil Delorey, Inspector
ppdelorey@aol.com
978-544-2236 evenings til 8PM

Building Permit Fee Schedule

$50 Minimum building permit fee for Contractors
$25 Minimum building permit fee for Homeowners doing own work

VALUE OF PROJECT: In order to keep the fees equitable for all buildings, the cost of construction is determined as follows. This valuation procedure does not affect taxation by the Board of Assessor’s.

The Town will consider an actual cost of construction if homeowner is performing the work themselves. Otherwise, For all new construction, addition, renovation, see chart below to determine cost of construction, for purpose of fee determination. If project is not related to new square feet the fee will be based upon a sound estimate of the cost of construction.

Building Permit Fee is based on $6.00 per $1,000 of value of construction

  • All new construction for dwelling units/additions $150/sq.ft.
  • Sunrooms $100/sq.ft.
  • Basement renovations $ 50/sq.ft.
  • Residential accessory buildings & non-living space $ 30/sq.ft.
  • Residential garages $ 30/sq.ft.
  • Mobile Homes $ 50/sq.ft.
  • Conversion of non-residential space to living space $120/sq.ft.
  • Agricultural barns $ 30/sq.ft.
  • Commercial A,B,E,H,I & M Use groups new construction/additions $200/sq.ft.
  • Commercial accessory buildings $ 50/sq.ft.
  • Industrial F,S & U Use groups new construction/additions buildings $ 75/sq.ft.
  • Conversion of non-comc’l/indus’l space to comc’l/indus’l spc $150/sq.ft.
  • If project is not related to new sq.ft., the fee will be based upon a sound estimate of the cost of construction.
  • FEES: Once the cost of construction is determined, the fee is based on $6 per $1,000 of value, e.g., copy of contract.
  • There is a minimum permit fee of $50.
Roofing, siding or replacement windows (Homeowner)$25
Roofing, siding or replacement windows (Residential)$50
Roofing, siding or replacement windows (Commercial)$75
Swimming Pool (Above Ground)$50
Swimming Pool (In Ground)$100
Demolition$25
Chimney new/repair$50
Fireplace$50
Solid fuel burning appliances$25
Amusement Devices and booths$10/unit
Fence (over 6 feet) Retaining wall (over 4 feet)$50
Special Purpose temporary tents and trailer$50
Signs – plus $1.00 per sq. ft. over 50 sq. ft.$50
Solar Projects valued less than $8,000$50
Solar Projects valued more than $8,000$6/per thousand
Re-inspection fee, (any inspection called for but not ready)$50
Submittal of new plans after plan review$100
Large commercial plan review
Exceptionally large or complicated projects, multi-family, commercial or industrial projects, additional review fees may be required.
$100
Inspection and Occupancy permit (when no bldg permit is required)$50

Zoning

Zoning clearance for Business Certificate$10
Written zoning determination$50

Municipal permit fees are waived

ALL FEES WILL BE DOUBLED IF CONSTRUCTION IS BEGUN WITHOUT A PERMIT