Permit Framingham: Plan - Build - Grow

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Become part of the Permit Framingham: Plan – Build – Grow movement by locating and growing your business or company in Framingham. The Permit Framingham process will serve as a valuable tool for anyone pursuing a residential, commercial, and/or industrial development within the Town.

Permit Framingham has been developed to provide support and direction for future and current members of the Framingham business community. This permitting guide provides vital information for applicants regarding the Town’s permitting process. It also serves as a valuable tool for anyone pursuing a residential, commercial, and/or industrial development within Framingham. 

Framingham has developed a NEW procedure to guide applicants and potential applicants through the permitting process. Below is the 5 stage project development and review process. Click the headers of each stage to be taken to the specific stage webpage, or click the image below to zoom into the Applicant Development Process.

Stage One - Preliminary meeting with Community Economic & Development and the Planning Board

Stage one helps an Applicant generate an idea for a project, gain a better understanding of what can be done on the site, and learn the steps required. During Stage One a meeting will be held with the Director of Community & Economic Development and the Planning Board Administrator to discuss possible options available for the property. If an Applicant already has a project idea for a site, this stage may be skipped.

Stage Two - Pre-Application Project Review & Determination

Stage Two allows Applicants that have an identified property, preliminary documentation regarding the property, and basic site plans and/or architectural plans to meet with the Technical Review Team (TRT) to determine which licenses and permits are required. The TRT will provide comments and clearly layout the necessary process for each license and permit.

Stage Three - Application Submittal Process

Stage Three is when the application(s) are filed with the appropriate Permit Granting Authority (PGA) as prescribed in stage two.

Stage Four - Project Review Process

Stage Four is the review process to obtain the necessary licenses and permits applied for through the proper Permit Granting Authority (PGA). Once the appropriate PGA has deemed an application(s) from stage three complete, supporting staff of the specific PGA will provide a clear timetable and the explanation for the process.

Stage Five - Construction & Conformance

Stage Five is the construction phase of the project. This stage will require an Applicant to work closely with the Building & Wire Department, Fire Department, and the respective Permit Granting Authority (PGA).