Permitting Guide

The purpose of this guidebook is to assist small business owners, homeowners and developers wishing to develop projects in the Town of Chelmsford. It is the intent of this guidebook to streamline the permitting process for both applicants and Town staff by providing clear, easy to follow procedures and processes required for proposed development activities in Town. In addition, this guidebook will assist the applicant in determining the feasibility of a project by identifying the basic timeframes and expenses associated with the permitting process.

 This is a general permitting guide to provide an overview of the major categories for opening the following;  food establishment, retail, services or an office business.

 Please contact any of the following for more specific guidance on your project or development; Community Development, Business Development or the Building Department.

Chelmsford Permitting Guide