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2/22/2017 - Permit Guide Now Available

Permit Guide Now Available

Are you aware of the types of permits and applications involved with your next project? In 2014, the Mansfield Economic Development Commission launched an initiative aimed at understanding the challenges and opportunities faced by local businesses. This experience revealed that a major issue facing local business owners was the complexity of the permitting process. What do I need a permit for? Who do I have to meet with? Is there a fee involved? This desire for greater clarity sparked an idea with the Commission members- why not create a comprehensive permitting guide to assist residents and business owners in navigating this process. So, the journey began.

We are proud to announce, that after over a year clarifying, simplifying, and designing, the Town of Mansfield permitting guide is complete. This comprehensive guide is intended to provide further clarity and direction to the permitting process. This manual provides step-by-step direction, reference diagrams, and important contact information that is guaranteed to take the added stress out of your next project or business venture.

This guide is only the first step of many in improving the permitting process. The Town of Mansfield and the Economic Development Commission are amidst several other projects aimed at making systematic upgrades to the current processes. The Town is currently developing a new online permitting system that will allow applicants to apply for basic permits from the comfort of their desk. This system will also include the introduction to electronic payments, including credit cards.  In addition, the EDC will be providing feedback to the Planning and Zoning Commission as they update the Town’s Zoning and Subdivision Regulations with the goal of further clarifying the process where possible.