Driveway Permit

Driveway permit overview 

Any property owner seeking to install a NEW or to MODIFY (expand, modify, alter, and/or relocate) an existing driveway curb cut (driveway apron section that resides within the public way) must first obtain City Approval via a Public Way Access Permit (PWAP).

Any property owner who is ripping out and replacing an existing driveway (making no modifications to the original curb opening) or overlaying an existing driveway/parking lot will need to follow the instructions listed below.

Driveways and/or parking lots that connect to a State-owned road are required to receive an Access Permit from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and do not require a permit from the Department of Public Works.

Driveways that connect to a private road do not require a permit from the Department of Public Works. 

CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS

WHAT IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR A DRIVEWAY Street Opening PERMIT: 

Driveway work in the public right-of-way can only be conducted between April 1 - November 15. 

  1. Approved Public Way Access Permit (if applicable)
  2. If you are a new contractor or have worked with the City of Framingham before, please reference the bond and insurance requirements
  3. Submit an application for a Street Opening Permit, as required. 

PROCESSING TIME

The processing time for a street opening permit (does not include PWAP access permit review) is three to five business days.

Inspection

Once your street opening permit is approved, please notify the DPW Inspectors at 508-532-6010 at least 48 hours before starting work.

QUESTIONS

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