The Town of Falmouth is accepting permit applications via email throughout the duration of Governor Charles D. Baker Jr.’s emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the public.
Under “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19,” permit applications may be filed by email. The order currently runs through Monday, May 18. Physical applications may be submitted via mail or through the Falmouth Town Hall drop box.
All applications via email must be sent to the town clerk’s office at Michael.Palmer@falmouthma.gov. The emails must be carbon copied to the appropriate permit-granting authority.
Applications to the zoning board of appeals should be sent to email@example.com; applications to the planning board or the historical commission should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; applications to the conservation commission should be sent to email@example.com; applications to the board of health should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; applications to the building commissioner should be sent to email@example.com; and applications to the board of selectmen should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who apply via email should send a check with the applicable application fee to 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA, 02540. Applications can also be mailed to that address, to the attention of the appropriate permit-granting authority.
Physical applications can also be dropped off in the drop box behind Falmouth Town Hall. Applications to the zoning board of appeals, board of health and selectmen should be left in the drop box marked ZBA/Health. Applications to the planning board, historical commission and building commission should be left in the drop box marked Hist/Planning/Building, and applications to the conservation commission should be left in the drop box labeled Con Comm/Veterans. Applications left in the town hall drop box should include all submission materials, including the fee.
If a physical application is mailed or left in the drop box, the town clerk asks the applicant to send an email to the appropriate permitting authority with an alert.
Select express permits can be filed and paid for online through the building department’s Municity website, falmouth.municitysoftware.com.