I am planning a project on my property but I don't know what permits I need or how I should get started. What should I do?

The types and numbers of permits needed can vary widely based on the size and type of project. It should be noted that any project might involve permits from the Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Board of Health, Zoning Board of Appeals, Building Department, and possibly others. A good place to start is the Permitting Procedures Manual which provides a summary of the responsibilities of each Town board, commission and department that may be involved. It also includes a chart that indicates the types of permits needed for various projects.