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.
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.
- Approved Public Way Access Permit (if applicable)
- If you are a new contractor or have worked with the City of Framingham before, please reference the bond and insurance requirements.
- Submit an application for a Driveway Street Opening Permit (PDF), as required.
The processing time for a street opening permit (does not include PWAP access permit review) is three to five business days.
Once your street opening permit is approved, please notify the DPW Inspectors at 508-532-6010 at least 48 hours before starting work.
Questions can be directed to the City's Engineering and Transportation Division at 508-532-6010 or DPWpermits@framinghamma.gov.