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Permitting Guide

2023 Permitting Guide

Annual Reports

FY 2022

Applications, Rules and Regulations

Building Department


During the 2015 fiscal year 695 building, 293 gas, 302 plumbing, and 515 wiring permits were issued. Of the building permits 31 of those were new single family dwellings. Overall this is an increase of overall permits by approximately 3%. The revenues generated from the fees’ for permits issued during the year, and from other misc. fee’s amounted to approximately $370,389. This shows an increase amounting to approximately 15% from the prior year. This is reflective of not only a stable construction industry within the community, but also a significant increase in valuation of the individual projects.

Mark Kaferlein, Inspector of Buildings/Zoning Enforcement Officer (aka Building Inspector)
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Board of Health


Scott Moles, Health Director/Agent
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Board of Selectmen


Travis Ahern, Town Administrator
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Conservation Commission


Ryan Clapp, Agent
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Planning Board


Karen Sherman, Town Planner
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Zoning Board of Appeals


Karen Sherman, Town Planner
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Resources for Business

New State Program: MassBizWorks
Job Listings
Safe Community Environment
2016-2017 Massachusetts Municipal Guide

Key Local, Regional and State Resources and Contacts

495/Metrowest Partnership
Referral Hub Holliston BNI
BioReady Status – Bronze
Holliston Business Association
Mass Development
Mass Office of Business Development
MetroWest Regional Collaborative
Metrowest Chamber of Commerce
Metrowest Economic Research Center
Metrowest Boston Visitor’s Bureau

Zoning Bylaws

May 2019 Zoning Bylaws

Zoning Map

Holliston MA Zoning Map

2017 Map Addendum