Trenches information for Municipalities

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Model Trench Permit/Application for use by Municipalities
Please note that the Model is geared towards private excavators and will have to be modified for use by municipalities if the municipality is the excavator.

Please contact Kimberly Spencer at Kimberly.Spencer@mass.gov to add your municipality's permitting authority contact information to the OPSIĀ Permitting Authority List.

On-Line Notice of Administrative Action Pursuant to the Excavation of Trenches

In order to improve the enforcement of the trench regulation and improve trench safety, the Department of Public Safety requests that permitting authorities notify the Department after administrative action is taken by the permitting authority. The Notice of Administrative Action form below may be completed electronically and sent to the Department of Public Safety through the e-mail function by clicking "submit". Thank you for your assistance.

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