View the application for Temporary Food Service Establishment (PDF). This application must be submitted to the Health Department for review at least two weeks prior to the event; please complete Form G (PDF) and submit to our office. Please download all supporting documentation.
Catered events: All catered events require a permit. If you are a licensed caterer please complete and submit Form I (PDF).
There are several other departments which may require permits or need to be consulted depending on the location and type of event you propose:
Zoning and Special Permits - Where will the event take place? Is this location zoned for this type of event? You may need a special permit from the Select Board. Please contact the Building Department and speak with the Zoning Enforcement Officer with questions at 978-318-3280.
Liquor License (PDF) - Liquor licenses are issued by the Select Board office. A 1-day special license is required in order to serve alcohol at your event. These permits may take several weeks to obtain as they must be issued at a Select Board's meeting, which is held twice a month. Contact Andrew Mara in the Select Board Office by phone at 978-318-3001 for application process and paperwork.
Tent Permits (PDF) - are issued by the Building Department. Tent permits are required for any tent which has sides or is greater than 700 square foot. Contact the Building Department with questions 978-318-3280.
Use Of Town Property (PDF) - If you are proposing an event on Town-owned property you will need permission from the Town Manager's office at 978-318-3000.