8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday -Friday
Various Mondays; usually last Monday of each month the council
holds hearings on zone changes and permits in the City Hall
Council Chambers, 7:30 pm. For specific schedule call 787-6170.
|Current City Council members|
Description of Board:
Legislative powers of the city are vested in the City Council, consisting of (9) members elected citywide for two-year terms.
Process for Obtaining Permit(s):
Permit applications can be picked up at City Clerk’s office during normal business hours.
For Special Permits, legal ad published twice in local newspaper,first ad must be at least 14 days prior to date of public hearing.
Advertising requirement is paid by the permitee.
Time Frame for Public Hearing:
Within 65 days from the date of filing a completed application.
Time frame for Decision:
No statutory time frame except for Special Permits. For Special Permits: within 90 days following date of the public hearing. Copies of the decision must be filed with the City Clerk office within 14 days of decision.
Within 20 days after decision is filed with City Clerk, file appeal in accordance with M.G.L. c. 40A s.17.
See table on following page.
Applicable Local, State, Federal Statutes
MGL Chapters 40A & 140
(Check with department for recent fee amendments)
Gas Storage, Initial fee
Gas Storage, Annual renewal
$ 16.50 - $550.00
$1 per parking space
Service (Gas) and Self-service Station
$500.00 per application