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Welcome to the Town of Natick online permitting and licensing portal. To streamline permitting and access to information, the Town is utilizing the ViewPermit permitting and licensing system. The webpage is intended to be a one-stop shop for permitting and licensing information.
Information about online permitting and licensing
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The Building Inspectors' responsibilities include:
- The construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, demolition, removal, inspection, issuance and revocation of permits, classification and definition of any buildings or structures and use of occupancy of all buildings and structures.
- The inspection of wood stoves, fences, signs and pools.
- The standards or requirements for materials to be used in connection including provisions for safety, ingress and egress, energy conservation, sanitary conditions and fire safety.
- The establishment of reasonable fees for inspections
- The certification of inspections of buildings, schools, daycare, restaurants, multi-family and all public buildings.
- Enforcement and administration of the Natick Zoning Bylaws.
Building Department Fee Schedule - CLICK HERE
- Intensity Regulation Chart- Includes Minimum Lot Dimensions and Setbacks
- Departmental Building Permit Procedures (PDF)
- Energy Conservation Application Form (PDF)
- New Residential Procedure (PDF)
- Woodstove Installation Checklist (PDF)
- Commercial and New Construction Tenant Fit Up Procedures (PDF)
- Fences and Sheds (PDF)
- Residential New Construction (PDF)
- Visitability Standards (PDF)
- ALTERATIONS OR EXTENSIONS TO PRE-EXISTING NON-CONFORMING SINGLE OR TWO FAMILY STRUCTURES OR LOTS
If at any point you have a specific question for the Building Department, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-647-6450
Conservation Commission Permits
- Stormwater Permit Information - CLICK HERE
Natick Conservation Commission Important Documents
- Stormwater Management & Erosion Control Bylaw (2019)
- Stomwater Management & Erosion Control Bylaw Regulations (2020)
- Natick Wetland By-laws
- Natick Wetland Regulations
- Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act Laws
- Massachusetts Stormwater Handbook
Conservation Commission Meeting Schedule - CLICK HERE
For any questions, please contact the Conservation Office via phone at 508-647-6450
The Natick Department of Public Works (DPW) will be going online in the next several months. In the meantime, please CLICK HERE to access permits reviewed and issued by DPW.
DPW Fee Schedule - CLICK HERE
If at any point you have questions for DPW please call 508-647-6550
The Development Review Team (DRT), is comprised of staff members from the Building Department, Community & Economic Development, Conservation, Department of Public Works (DPW), Fire, Police, Sustainability - who meet with applicants prior to and post submittal of an application.
Potential projects can be preliminary to ready to file and anywhere in between with the goal of the Town providing feedback to a potential applicant. While post-submittal of an application are reviewed for clarification and comments prior to a opening public hearing.
The DRT Meets every other Thursday at 9:30 am virtually via Zoom. Plans and supporting documents must be submitted to the email address below by the Friday prior to the DRT.
To schedule a DRT meeting or submit plans and supporting documents for a DRT meeting please email them to email@example.com
The Fire Prevention Division is responsible for the department's code compliance and inspections process. The division is responsible for understanding and enforcing many laws and regulations, such as Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 148 - Fire Prevention, 527 CMR 1.00 - MA Comprehensive Fire Safety Code, 2018 NFPA 1 Fire Code, etc.
Fire Department Fee Schedule - CLICK HERE
- Cutting and Welding Operations
- Fire Watch - If a fire alarm or suppression system is malfunctioning or being fixed, firefighters monitor the building for fire emergencies. These are typically utilized in high risk structures, such as nursing homes, apartment buildings, malls, etc.
- EMS - Many different events may benefit from having qualified and equipped emergency medical technicians on site. Our department offers a variety of details for this need, up to and including a Paramedic level ambulance.
- Blasting - At times it is necessary to utilize demolitions/explosives for construction purposes. Firefighters are assigned to the area to monitor for safe practices, safety of the public and damage documentation of the surrounding area (should any occur).
For any questions, please contact the Fire Department by phone at 508-647-9559
The Natick Health Department and Board of Health will be going online in the next several months. In the meantime, please CLICK HERE to access permits and licenses reviewed and issued by the Health Department and Board of Health.
Health Department Fee Schedule - CLICK HERE
If any any point you have a specific question for the Health Department please call 508-647-6460
The Planning Board
The Natick Select Board uses the following licenses
- Alcohol Licensing, for more information - CLICK HERE
- Statewide, the sale of alcohol is regulated by Chapter 138 of the Massachusetts General Laws. Alcohol license applications need to be filled out by anyone who is looking to sell liquor in their establishment, change information on an existing liquor license, or sell alcohol at a one-day event (note: one-day event licenses do not need to go through the ABCC website). The Select Board is the local licensing authority and, in accordance with the statute, is authorized to issue the following types of licenses: Section 15- Off-Premises licenses (All alcohol package stores) and Section 12 - On-Premises licenses (Restaurant Beer and Wine (min 15 seat establishment, Restaurant all alcohol (min 100 seat establishment, Club, and nn-holders)
- PLEASE NOTE: NATICK HAS REACHED ITS QUOTA FOR PACKAGE STORE LICENSES AND CANNOT CONSIDER ANY NEW APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME
- The rules and regulations have established a ratio of 35/65 (the percentage of alcohol/food to gross sales) as the guideline for compliance with this provision.
- Automatic Amusement Devices
- An automatic amusement device refers to any mechanism whereby, upon the deposit therein of a coin or token, any apparatus is released or set in motion or put in a position where it may be set in motion for the purpose of playing any game involving, in whole or in part, the skill of the player, including, but not exclusively, such devices as are commonly known as pinball machines, including free play pinball machines, but not including slot machines.
- Class I - Sale of New Cars
- Class II - Sale of Used Cars
- Class III - Motor Vehicle Junk Licenses
- Common Victualer
- Weekday Entertainment
- Sunday Entertainment
- Innholder's Common Victualer Licenses
- Junk Dealer
Select Board Fee Schedule - CLICK HERE
For any questions, please contact the Select Board's Office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-647-6410
The Zoning Board of Appeals, also known as the ZBA, is a quasi-judicial board comprised of five regular members and three associate members. Applications reviewed by the ZBA, found within this portal, include appeals of a Building Commissioner determination, special permits, and variance applications subject to MGL c 40A
Zoning Board of Appeals Rules and Regulations - CLICK HERE
Zoning Board of Appeals Processes - CLICK HERE
Zoning Board of Appeals Fee Schedule - CLICK HERE
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Schedule - CLICK HERE
Recording of a Decision Information - CLICK HERE
For any questions, please contact the Zoning Board of Appeals via email at email@example.com or by phone at 508-647-6450
By-laws, Policies, Regulations, Maps
- Natick General Bylaws
- Natick Zoning Bylaws
- Map Geo - Natick Mapping System
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