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A shed is considered a one story accessory building. A shed 64 square feet or less does not require a building permit but needs to maintain zoning bylaw setbacks. A shed greater than 64 square feet requires a building permit.
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Building Permits applications are available online through ViewPermit.
A fence 6’ and under does not require a permit. A fence over 6’ and up to 8’ requires a building permit. Fences over 8’ require a Special Permit with approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
A plot plan/site plan is required in conformance with 780 CMR 9th Edition, Section 107.2.5, and is required with every new permit application.