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Until further notice: All Fields (Town or School Property and including the High School and Deerfield Tracks), Playgrounds, Tennis Courts and Basketball Courts are CLOSED

The following public buildings are closed to the public: Town Hall, Public Library, Council on Aging, ICC/Youth & Family Services, Carby Street which includes Public Works, Building Department and Economic Development, Recreation Department including the pool.  

A green drop box is located in front of Town Hall for residents to drop off payments and other correspondence.  

Work requiring a CSL or HIC

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The table below shows what types of work require a Construction Supervisor License or Home Improvement Contractor Registration, for owner occupied 1-4 family dwellings.  Note that this list may not be current/complete and is subject to change. Download the PDF version of the following table.

Work Requiring a Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) Registration or Construction Supervisor License (CSL)

for Existing Owner Occupied 1- to 4-Family Dwellings

Type of Work (for jobs over $500 each or over $5000/yr total) Do I need to be registered or licensed? HIC Reg. CSL Do I need a Bldg. Permit? Comments
Air Conditioning, central. see comments

yes By licensed trades only.
Awnings no


Non structural only.
Carpentry, structural yes yes Must pay HIC guaranty fund.
Carpentry, trim yes


Decks yes yes Must pay HIC guaranty fund.
Demolition yes yes Demo CSL min. + HIC guaranty fund.
Door Replacement yes
maybe BP req’d if exit door or public safety concern.
Door Installation yes yes Must pay HIC guaranty fund.
Driveways no



Energy Conservation Devices no


Caulking, thermostats, light bulbs.
Fencing no

maybe BP not req’d if less than six feet high.
Flooring, finish, carpet, tile no

maybe Fire requirements in 3- and 4-family.
Flooring, structural yes yes Must pay HIC guaranty fund.
Gutters yes


Heating System, central. see comments

yes By licensed trades only.
Insulation yes yes Insulation CSL + HIC guaranty fund.
Kitchen Cabinets and Shelving yes maybe maybe if public safety concern or not ordinary repair.
Landscaping, routine no



Locks yes


Masonry Walls, not retaining no


If no threat to public safety.
Masonry, related to building. yes yes Masonry CSL min.+HIC guaranty fund
Masonry, landscaping no


If no threat to public safety.
Painting, exterior yes


Painting, interior no



Patios no



Plastering yes yes Must pay HIC guaranty fund.
Plumbing see comments

yes By licensed trades only.
Roofing , minor repairs yes
maybe Dependent on repair size.
Roofing, new or replacement yes yes Roofing CSL + HIC guaranty fund.
Septic System Repairs/Installation see comments

yes Requires Dept. Environmntl Protectn. License
Shed construction yes

Floor area less than 200 square feet.
Sheetmetal/exhaust venting see comments

yes By licensed trades only.
Sheetrock/wallboard yes yes Must pay HIC guaranty fund.
Shutters no



Siding yes yes Window/Siding CSL + HIC guaranty fund.
Solar Panels yes yes Licensed plumber or electrician req’d
Solid Fuel Burning Appliance yes yes Appliance CSL+ HIC guaranty fund.
Stairs, exterior yes yes Must pay HIC guaranty fund.
Swimming Pools, above ground. no

yes ANSI/NSPI-4 Design/Construction Required
Swimming Pools, below ground. yes
yes ANSI/NSPI-5 Design/Construction Required
Tile no



Walls, exterior retaining. yes

Less than 4 feet high.
Window Install/Replace yes yes Window/Siding CSL + HIC guaranty fund.
Wiring see comments

yes By licensed trades only.

Note: This list is incomplete. It is provided by the BBRS Staff for guidance only. Revised 8/6/12.

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