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The Street Opening Permit application is attached below. This is a two-page document - the first page is the application and the second page is the Fee Schedule.
Street Opening Permits are accepted for work being performed from April 1st through November 1st. Only permits for emergency work are accepted outside of this time frame.
Please complete the first page (application) with the following information:
The standard application fee is $50. If the Street Opening Permit requires a trench that is greater than 3 feet in depth, and 15 feet or less between the soil walls as measured from the bottom, an Excavation and Trench Safety Permit is needed, at an additional cost of $25.
Based on the scope of the work being performed, additional fees from the Fee Schedule (page two) may apply. Please contact Dennis Morton, DPW Operations Manager, at 508-699-2071 to discuss the work being done and to determine any additional fees.
Checks should be made payable to "Town of Plainville". Please include "Street Opening Permit" and the property address in the memo line.
Once the application has been completed and the total application fee amount has been determined, please mail the application and your check to:
Plainville DPWP.O. Box 1565Plainville, MA 02762
If you would like a copy of the approved application, please include your email address somewhere on the application.
Street Opening Permit Application (PDF)
The capital charge is shown on your bill as a breakdown of yearly charge of $240 water, $150 in sewer (2020.) This charge goes towards helping improve our systems such as water tank maintenance, piping replacement throughout our system, and upgrades to pumping stations.
Bills are sent on a quarterly basis for residences and a monthly basis for commercial and large apartment complexes.