Obstruction Permit

STREET/Sidewalk Obstruction PERMIT OVERVIEW

A street/sidewalk obstruction permit is required if you are obstructing/occupying the public right-of-way, including the street, sidewalk, curb, driveway apron, and/or grass berm area.

TYPICAL PERMIT ACTIVITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Temporary dumpsters 
  • Storage/moving containers in the roadway or on City sidewalks
  • Staging areas for construction work

WHAT IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR A STREET/Sidewalk OBstruction PERMIT: 

  1. If you are a new contractor or have worked with the City of Framingham before, please reference the insurance requirements. 
  2. Submit a Street Opening/Sidewalk Obstruction Permit Application (PDF) prior to obstructing City property. 
  3. Pay the permit fee, cash, or check made out to the City of Framingham.

FEE:

  • Obstruction Permit - $50

PROCESSING TIME

The processing time for a street/sidewalk obstruction permit is three to five business days.

QUESTIONS

Questions can be directed to the City's Municipal Engineering Program at 508-532-6010 or DPWpermits@framinghamma.gov