In August 2006 Chapter 43D Permitting was enacted into law, establishing an inventory of Priority Development Sites (PDS) on which municipalities offer a maximum of 180 day local permitting process. Cities and towns that opt into Chapter 43D are able to target areas, through a streamlined local permitting process, specific for economic development .As of January 2012, the 43D Program has been adopted by 82 municipalities on 168 sites.
Victoria Maguire, Permit Ombudsman/Director, Massachusetts Permit Regulatory Office
One Ashburton Place, Room 2101
Boston, MA 02108