Cities, towns, and individuals must have a local building permit to build on former railroad company land. To issue the permit, or a determination of inapplicability, the applicant must submit the following:
- a completed application
- the required attachments referenced in the application
The process usually takes about 10-14 weeks.
40 §54A Application and Application Guidance
MassDOT will hold public hearings as a vital component of the M.G.L. c. 40, Section 54A review process, whenever they are deemed essential to serving the public interest. The responsibility of demonstrating the essential nature of a hearing to the public interest lies with the municipality, which is the party requesting the Secretary's consent for the issuance of a building permit.
Please utilize the 40 §54A Statement of Procedure Application and Application Guidance documents provided in the links below.