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A building permit is not required for sheds under 200 square feet. However, you must abide by the setback requirements and coverage maximums indicated by the Zoning By-laws.
Yes. You will need both a building permit and an electrical permit. You or your contractor can apply for these permits at our online permitting portal.
No. The Town of Maynard does not endorse or recommend any general contractors or other service providers.
Visit the Office of Municipal Services during Town Hall business hours and a member of Town staff will provide you with a history of permits on the property. You may also call the office at (978) 897-1302.
If a property has open permits, it generally means that a final inspection was not performed. As a prospective buyer of the home, you may request that the current owner schedule the required inspection(s). Once the permitted work has passed final inspection, the permit can be closed out by the inspector.
As a prospective buyer, you may request that the current owner pull the necessary permit(s) and schedule inspection of the existing construction prior to the Purchase & Sale agreement. If the work does not pass inspection, you may wish to discuss remediation of the construction prior to completing the Purchase & Sale agreement.
You may also accept the unpermited construction at your own risk.
BE AWARE: a home inspection is not the same thing as a building inspection.
The purpose of this bylaw is to eliminate the usage of thin-film single-use plastic bags by all retail and grocery stores in the Town of Maynard. These bags may have a significant impact on the environment.
A bag, typically with handles, with a thickness of 4 mils or less and are intended for single-use transport of purchase products.
The bylaw will apply to food establishments and retail and grocery stores July 26, 2022.
Single-use plastic bags used to contain dry cleaning, newspapers, produce, meat, bulk foods, wet items and other similar merchandise, typically without handles, may be distributed, used or sold at any retail or grocery store.
Yes, any food establishments or retail or grocery store distributing plastic grocery bags in violation of this bylaw shall be subject to a non-criminal disposition fine as specified in Appendix A of the Regulations for Enforcement of Town Bylaws under M.L.G. Chapter 40, Section 21D and the Bylaw for Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations. The following penalties shall apply: 1st offense, warning; 2nd offense, $50; 3rd offense $100 and appearance in front of the Board of Health; 4th and each subsequent offense $200.
Yes, a 6-month exemption is available if compliance causes an undue hardship for your business. Submit a Hardship Application to the Board of Health, PRIOR TO July 26, 2022, explaining how compliance would have a negative impact on your business. Examples include financial burdens, excessive existing inventory, issues sourcing compliant products, etc.
Download the Hardship Application Form (PDF).
Additionally, the bylaw does not apply to non-commercial retail establishments.
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In a dwelling unit, every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one occupant shall contain at least 70 square feet of floor space; every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one occupant shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor space for each occupant.
It depends on the square footage of the apartment. Every dwelling unit shall contain at least 150 square feet of floor space for its first occupant, and at least 100 square feet of floor space for each additional occupant, the floor space to be calculated on the basis of total habitable room area.
Yes. The owner shall provide heat in every habitable room and in every room containing a toilet, shower, or bathtub to at least 68 degrees F between 7:00a.m. and 11:00p.m. and at least 64 degrees F between 11:01p.m. and 6:59a.m.
Yes. Heat must be provided every day other than during the period from June 15th to September 15th, both inclusive.
Authorized officials record a voice message to send your voice, a text message, a TTY (teletype for the hearing impaired) message, or an alarm message to as many people as you need to reach, either from our website or with just one phone call. Authorized officials record a voice message that is then delivered quickly to individual phones and email addresses in the notification database.
Any message regarding the safety or welfare of our community would be disseminated using the Hyper-Reach service. Examples would include severe weather warnings and updates, hazardous traffic or road conditions inside the town or affecting local routes, water main repairs, and any other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of our citizens. You can optionally sign up for Weather alerts from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
Landline phone numbers are automatically uploaded and enrolled for Community alerts, but Community and optional Weather alerts to mobile phones and email addresses are only included when people create an account within the system. Residents and people who work in Maynard are encouraged to enroll now either by calling or texting “Alert” to (978) 307-8700 or by going to the Hyper-Read website. Passwords should be 10 characters or less.
Yes, simply visit Maynard’s Hyper-Reach portal to create a username and password to update and manage your own information. Passwords should be 10 characters or less.
Yes, we can accept cell phone numbers and email addresses in the database and encourage you to include both.
This system is replacing the previous Blackboard Connect system, and is a significant enhancement and supplement to existing means of communication – public access television, roadside message boards, this web site and social media outlets will continue to broadcast important announcements.
Maynard Hyper-Reach takes security and privacy concerns very seriously and does not sell, trade, lease or loan any data about their clients to any third party. Hyper-Reach only utilizes secure transmissions with its customers.
The caller-ID number for land line calls generated by the Hyper-Reach service will display the same phone number every time with “Town of Maynard” as the identifier. Caller-ID numbers for cell phones will also be the same each time (the number is dictated by your cell provider) with “Maynard, MA” as the identifier. In addition, every message begins with an announcement from the appropriate Town office. For example: “Good evening from the Maynard DPW.” The message content will follow this standard introduction.
For busy signals, the call will be repeated several times in an attempt to reach you. The same is true for No-answer and Call-waiting. If the phone is answered by a message recorder, the message will be left on the answering device. If, after several attempts the call does not successfully go through, the system will stop attempting to call.
Each message will repeat once automatically. If you want to listen to the message again, simply call the caller-ID number and the message will automatically be repeated in its entirety.
Each message will be delivered in two languages, English then Spanish. For incoming calls, you will have the option to choose “1” for English and “2” for Spanish. If the message is left on an answering device, both languages will be played, one after the other. Emails will also contain both languages. We are hoping to add more languages in time.
It is convenient, saves time, reduces errors, bills don’t get misplaced, allows you to receive bills anywhere at any time and it helps the environment by saving trees. You can continue to receive a paper bill but if you elect to go paperless, you can always print out a copy of the invoice if needed.
Paying online with a credit card or electronic check saves time, gives you the flexibility to pay how and when desired, saves money (no more stamps, paper checks or envelopes) and City Hall Systems will store your information for future use – but only if you choose to store it.
City Hall Systems is a web-based, electronic invoice presentment and processing company that the Town of Maynard has partnered with to provide faster, more convenient billing services to our customers. By automating billing and collections, customers can click and pay online while helping the environment and reducing clutter in their home or workspace.
The Town of Maynard wanted to make paying bills easier for our customers. We chose City Hall Systems because it is easy to use and the security is the strongest available. All the data collected is double encrypted and stored on secure servers. The data is not sold or released for any purpose other than to complete transactions.
The purpose of this Bylaw is to prohibit the use and distribution of expanded and clear or rigid polystyrene in food service ware and packaging material in the Town of Maynard.
Polystyrene is a synthetic resin, used chiefly as lightweight rigid foams and solid containers. Clear or Rigid polystyrene is generally used to make clear clamshell containers, clear or colored lids, and utensils. Expanded polystyrene includes both blown polystyrene and expanded and extruded foams. Foam polystyrene is generally used to make cups, bowls, plates, trays, clamshell containers, meat trays, and egg cartons
The bylaw will apply to food and retail establishments July 26, 2022.
Acceptable replacements can be reusable OR biodegradable OR Recyclable.
If you are unsure if your container meets the regulation, have the manufacturer or distributer confirm if the packaging meets the regulation. Have them provide a letter stating how it complies, such as:
Yes, any food or retail establishments using or distributing polystyrene in violation of this bylaw shall be subject to a non-criminal disposition fine as specified in Appendix A of the Regulations for Enforcement of Town Bylaws under M.L.G. Chapter 40, Section 21D and the Bylaw for Non-Criminal Disposition of Violations. The following penalties shall apply: 1st offense, warning; 2nd offense, $50; 3rd offense $100 and appearance in front of the Board of Health; 4th and each subsequent offense $200.
Yes, there are several exemptions.
A 6-month exemption is available if compliance causes an undue hardship for your business. Submit a Hardship Application to the Board of Health, PRIOR TO July 26, 2022, explaining how compliance would have a negative impact on your business. Examples include financial burdens, excessive existing inventory, issues sourcing compliant products, etc.
The bylaw does not apply to non-commercial retail establishments.
Food or goods packaged or prepared outside the Town of Maynard is exempt from the provisions of this Bylaw, provided such food is not altered, packaged, or repackaged within town limits.
Coolers and ice chests that are wholly encapsulated in a durable material and intended for reuse are exempt from the provisions of this Bylaw.
The Select Board discussed the potential increase at their meetings on August 27th and September 10th. A public hearing to determine new fees for trash stickers was opened on September 17th, 2019. The public hearing was continued to November 5th, 2019, where the board voted to increase the rate.
Currently more than half of the cost of the program is subsidized by general taxes. The new rates are anticipated to reduce the burden on the general taxes from 56% in fiscal year 2019 to a projected 18% in fiscal year 2020. Taxpayer funds will continue to subsidize the program, but the new prices will shift the ratio so that the owner of the trash pays a higher rate for its removal, and the burden on the taxpayer is reduced. Trash sticker prices have not been increased since the program's inception in the 1990s.
The new trash sticker rates will be implemented on January 1, 2020.
Yes. You are welcome to use any trash stickers that equate to the new rate. For example, after January 1st, you will need two pink $1.00 stickers for a 15-gallon trash bag.
Starting January 1st, retailers will sell $2 yellow stickers and $4 orange stickers. $1 pink stickers will be available until the supply is depleted.
Yes, there is a mandatory three-day waiting period.
Yes, if you can obtain a court waiver after filing intentions. You should file your intentions first with any city or town clerk. Then, we suggest calling Concord District Court, Clerk's Office 978-369-0500
Individual communities set the fee for a marriage license. The fee in Maynard is $40 which includes the issuance of one certified copy of the Certificate of Marriage once the marriage has occurred and the certificate has been recorded with the Office of the Town Clerk.
No, medical certificate are no longer required to be married in Massachusetts.
The member of the clergy or justice of the peace authorized to solemnize marriages in Massachusetts, must complete and sign the original license and return it to the clerk of the city or town where the license was issued. A marriage is not deemed valid until the license has been returned to the Office of the Town Clerk where the intention was filed and that office has assigned it a register number and files it with the Department of Vital Records and Statistics.
You must pick up your Final water bill downstairs in the water department located on the lower level of Town Hall. You will then pay your Final Water bill at the Treasurer/Collector’s office.
Please contact our Deputy Collector, Kelley and Ryan Associates at 800-239-2155 or you may pay online at Kelley & Ryan.
You pay them in the Treasurer/Collector's Office or online at Kelley & Ryan.
Please contact the Assessor's office for abatement information at 978-897-1304.