Hot Sheet – Permits & Regulations

Save yourself delays, fines & frustrations by learning who to contact for answers to all your questions on local permits and regulations

BEFORE SIGNING
LEGAL DOCUMENTS
YOU NEED TO
CONSULT:
BECAUSE WHAT

YOU ARE
PROPOSING MAY
INVOLVE
IF WHAT YOU ARE PROPOSING INVOLVES
Opening
a new
business
Expanding

an existing
business
Moving to

a new
location
Changing
only
owners
Changing

only type
of business
CHAMBER OF
COMMERECE

781-275-8503

Where connections
are made and business
happens
YES YES YES YES YES
Town Clerk

781-275-0083

Business Registration YES YES YES YES YES
Code Enforcement
781-275-7446
Building Permit
Flood plains/plot plans
Wiring permit
Zoning Regualtions
Handicapp Acess
Plumbing & Sign permits
Disabilities Act Regs
Site plan submital
YES YES YES YES YES
Conservation
781-275-6211
Enviromental review
Wetlands maps & Regs
Wetlands filing info
YES YES YES NO NO
Board of Selectmen
781-275-1111
Alcohol Licensure
Common Vicualler Lic.
Innholder
New/Used Auto Dealers
Taxi License
YES YES YES YES YES
Board of Health
781-275-6507
Food Inspections
Hazardous Materials
Water Well Permits
Septic Systems
YES YES YES YES YES
Fire Dept
781-275-7262
Fire Smoke Detectors YES YES YES NO YES
Historic Commision Exterior changes to
bldgs in historic district
YES YES YES YES YES
Public Works Dept
781-275-7605
Water/Sewer/St permits
Curb cut/ road access
sewer & water hook up
YES YES YES YES
NO
YES
YES
NO
YES
Planning Dept

781-275-1548

Zoning (Special
permits, variances)
Site plan review
Division of land
YES YES YES YES YES

This guide outlines where to go for answers about major municipal requirements that must be considered when doing business in Bedford. There may also be State and Federal requirements to be considered. The ultimate responsibilty for complying with government requirements lies with you as a business owner,
making it imperative you seek appropraite advice BEFORE you take action.

x