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View the Town of Danvers By-laws (PDF)
View the Zoning By-laws.
Contact the Health Inspector to file a complaint and request an inspection.
If the application is complete and all prerequisite approvals have been obtained, no more than 30 days. The nature of the work proposed will impact the length of time to process the application. This will vary based upon the level of permit activity, which fluctuates seasonally. Please call the office to check status 978-777-0001, ext. 3061 or 3062. Thank you for your patience.
A property owner, or the owner's duly authorize agent may apply for a building permit. To nominate an agent an owner must sign a writing that identifies the property, the owner and the agent.
Contractors remain responsibilities pursuant to G.L. c 142 A even when the property owner or agent apply for the building permit.
A building permit is required to:
Certain accessory structures, fences 6 feet in height or less, greenhouses and ordinary repairs may not require a permit. Please consult with the Code Administration department with any questions.
Prior to applying for a building permit you should contact the Code Administration Department to determine if you will need any additional permits or approvals and to verify the application fee.
You can complete the building permit application online or in person at the Code Administration office in Town Hall.
Open burning season starts January 15 and continues until May 1.
If the application is complete and all prerequisite approvals have been obtained, no more than 30 days. The nature of the work proposed will impact the length of time to process the application. This will vary based upon the level of permit activity, which fluctuates seasonally. Please call the office to check the status at 978-777-0001, ext. 3061 or 3062. Thank you for your patience.
An ordinary repair is any maintenance that does not affect the structure, egress, fire protection systems, fire ratings, energy conservation, plumbing, sanitary, gas, electrical or other utilities.
A funeral home may obtain a burial permit by ordering online.
You can deliver, mail or fax a completed field permit application to Danvers Recreation at 1 Sylvan StreetDanvers, MA 01923
Yes, all Town-owned baseball and softball diamonds as well as most "flat green space" require a permit.
The general business line for the Police Department is 978-774-1213.
If it is an emergency, always call 911.
Otherwise, a police report may be filed in person at the Danvers Police Department. Additionally, an officer can be dispatched to your home/business for assistance in some cases. If you need non-emergency assistance or have a question, please call the Danvers Police Department business line at 978-774-121
The Danvers Police Department offers drug and needle drop boxes in the lobby of the Police Station for residents to freely discard unwanted or unneeded items.
For information on current bids you may contact the Purchasing Department.
Construction and demolition debris (C&D) cannot be brought to the Transfer Station for disposal. The closest facility for C&D disposal is:
G. Mello Transfer Station203 East Main Street, Route 133Georgetown, MA
Danvers is now a participant in a Reciprocal Household Hazardous Waste Day Program. These events are compiled by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP). Participating communities hold "Open" events throughout the year. Reciprocal communities can send their residents to any event. There is a cost for non-residents to participate in these "Open" events and pre-registration may be required. Please refer to the Household Hazardous Waste Day Reciprocity Schedule for specifics and contact the community whose event you are interested in attending.
View the 2022 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Reciprocity Schedule (PDF)
Household Hazardous Waste is collected once a year in the fall. Items can be brought to the Transfer Station for proper disposal at no cost to residents.
We will accept: fertilizers, pesticides, pool chemicals, art supplies, photography chemicals, antifreeze, waste oil (up to 5 gallons), gasoline, household cleaners, drain cleaner, oil-based paints and stains. (For a complete list of household hazardous wastes accepted, please refer to the Events page.)
Latex paint is not hazardous. No latex paint will be accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Day. Only oil-based paint will be collected on this day. Latex paint can be dried out (add kitty litter, sawdust or paint hardener) and discarded at the Transfer Station during regular business hours. Because the cans are metal and there is a possibility that the paint may not be completely dry, latex paint is not collected curbside with regular trash.
The Danvers Electric Department works hard to ensure they provide their customers with the highest quality of service. If you would like to apply for new electric service please contact us at 978-774-0005 or visit the business division at 2 Burroughs Street and we would be happy to assist you.
The Danvers Electric Department works hard to ensure they provide their customers with the highest quality of service. If you would like to report an outage in your area please contact us at 978-774-0005.
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Contact the Direct Marketing Association to manage your mail.
Visit the Water and Sewer Divisions page to get information about the Town’s water restriction level.
The Water Treatment Plant publishes an Annual Water Quality Report in May.