Detached Garage Permits

About Detached Garage Permits

A detached garage must be located a minimum of five (5) feet from the side and rear property lines, a minimum of ten (10) feet from the principal structure on the same lot, and must be a maximum of 1 story in height. The front yard setbacks depend on the zoning requirements for the zoning district in which the property is located. Find permit applications on our Building Permits page.


Comments, questions, or concerns related to garage construction should be directed to the City Development Services Office at 978-674-4144, where every attempt to return your call in a timely manner will be made as appropriate - please note, however, that due to the volume of calls received, there may be delays in responding.