All Trench permit applications must be applied for in person at the Public Works/Engineering Office Counter. These permit applications can only be generated by computer at the time of the visit.
Procedures for Obtaining a Trench Permit
The applicant may or may not be the Excavator for the job. The person operating the excavation equipment, i.e.: the Excavator is responsible for the permit. If not already on file in the Engineering Office, the Excavator will provide copies of his/her Hoisting License issued by the State of Massachusetts. This license information is an essential part of the Trench Permit process. If a copy of the Hoisting License is not provided, then the Trench Permit may not be initiated.
All information pertinent to the trench work is required for the permit. (See the link below.) No application form will be printed out for signatures without a valid dig safe number and start date, issued by Dig Safe by calling 811.
Once the application is printed, the signature of the property owner and the Excavator is required to proceed with the issuance of the permit
When signatures are obtained and returned to the Engineering Office and the $50.00 application fee is paid, the Trench Permit may then be issued.
Trench Permits expire 60 days after the issue date. If work is not complete then the process for a new permit begins.