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FAQ Topic: Licenses and Permits

How do I apply for a Hawker, Peddler Vendor or Food Truck License

The Town Clerk is the Local Licensing Authority.   An applicant for a Hawker, Peddler, Transient Vendor, Food Truck License must file an application with the Town Clerk. The fee for an annual license is $50 and will expire on December of the current year.  The fee may be waived for those who have and can produce a current state vendor license.  Applicants … Continued

How do I apply for a Class I or Class II Dealer License?

The Select Board is the Local Licensing Authority.   An applicant for a Class I or Class 2 dealer license must filed a complete an application with the Town Clerk along with the following fees:  $200 payable to the Town of Danvers. You may contact Catherine Ellsworth, Town Clerk  at 978-777-0001 x.3046 [email protected] , or the Office … Continued

How do I apply for a Common Victualler License?

The Select Board is the Local Licensing Authority.   An applicant for a Common Victualler  license must filed a complete an application with the Town Clerk along with the following fees:  $100 payable to the Town of Danvers. You may contact Catherine Ellsworth, Town Clerk  at 978-777-0001 x.3046 [email protected] , or the Office of the Town Clerk … Continued

How long does it take to get a building permit?

If the application is complete and all prerequisite approvals have been obtained, no more than 30 days. The nature of the work proposed will impact the length of time to process the application.   This will vary based upon the level of permit activity, which fluctuates seasonally.  Please call the office to check status 978-777-0001 x3061 … Continued

Who can apply for a building permit?

A property owner, or the owner’s duly authorize agent may apply for a building permit.   To nominate an agent an owner must sign a writing that identifies the property, the owner and the agent. Contractors remain responsibilities pursuant to G.L. c 142 A even when the property owner or agent apply for the building permit.

When do I need to get a building permit?

A building permit is required to: construct, reconstruct, alter, repair, remove or demolish a building or structure; change the use or occupancy of a building or structure; or install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by the State Building Code. Certain accessory structures, fences 6 … Continued

How do I obtain a building permit?

Prior to applying for a building permit you should contact the Code Administration Department to determine if you will need any additional permits or approvals and to verify the application fee. You can complete the building permit application online or in person at the Code Administration office in Town Hall.    

How do I apply for a retail Liquor License?

The Board of Selectmen is the Local Liquor Licensing Authority.   An applicant for a liquor license must filed a complete ABCC application with the Town Clerk along with the following fees:  $200 payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, $75 payable to the Town of Danvers for a filing fee and $50 payable to the Town … Continued

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