Easy Permits

The Town of Needham has created these pages to educate the public about the permitting process and to help ensure that it is accessible, easily understandable, fair, efficient, timely, flexible, and helpful.

The permitting process can often be time-consuming and confusing. The information provided here is intended to make the process more understandable and enable you to navigate the process more efficiently.

Permitting Process Tracks

We have created two primary tracks:

  • A guided process that highlights the various aspects of different types of residential projects that you need to consider.
  • A simple list of forms for those who already know the forms they need.

Controlled Construction

New forms developed to ensure uniformity across the state. Please go to the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety for forms and guidance on construction control.