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It's complicated! Sheds less that 200 square feet are exempt from needing a building permit but are still required to meet all setback and lot coverage requirements for your zoning district. Sheds over 200 square feet require a building permit and also must comply with the Zoning Bylaw.
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Medfield now offers online permitting. Paper applications may also be submitted during regular Building Department hours. All applications must include both paper and electronic copies of the plans.
No work may be started prior to the issuance of a building permit, unless the work is an emergency repair in accordance with 780 CMR 105.2.1.
Building permits expire after 6 months of inactivity. Permit extensions may be requested in accordance with 780 CMR 105.5.
Inspection requests must be made by phone (508-906-3005) or at the Building Department counter during regular office hours. Email or text requests are not accepted at this time.
Building inspections are conducted between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM Monday through Friday or 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday. All inspection times are within the given ranges, specific inspection times are not available.
The Department of Public Licensure provides an online database of all registered Construction Supervisors.
The Department of Consumer Affairs provides an online database of all registered Home Improvement Contractors.
Building, wiring and plumbing/gas inspectors cannot perform site visits unless a permit has been issued.