Opening a Retail Store

Before you commit to a location for your business, it is a good idea to ask a few questions:

Is the location suitable for your business?

Site specific zoning information can be obtained from the Building Commissioner.

Will I need Site Plan Review or a Special Permit? 

The Building Commissioner will advise you if Site Plan and/or Special Permit Approval is necessary for your project. Most projects without exterior improvements do not require Site Plan Approval. 

What permits will I need?

Schedule a plan review with the Fire Department

See Fire Department.

Further information

For further information call the Office of Municipal Services at 978-897-1302 or visit