Permits & Licensing

The Devens Enterprise Commission (DEC) acts as a multi-purpose regulatory authority and is responsible for issuing all building, plumbing, gas, electric, sign, and food service permits and liquor licenses. Permits for additional construction (fence, pool, shed, etc.) and permits for home businesses must first be approved by the Homeowners or Condo Association.

The Devens Animal Control Officer issues dog licenses. All dogs six months and up must be registered each year. A current rabies certificate is required. All dogs belonging to new residents should be registered within 30 days of obtaining the dog or moving to Devens.

Devens Animal Control Officer
99 Buena Vista Street
Devens, MA 01434

All other licenses and certificates are provided by the Town Clerks in Ayer or Harvard:

John Canney
Ayer Town Clerk

Ayer Town Hall
One Main Street
Ayer, MA 01432
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

Janet Vellante
Harvard Town Clerk
978.456.4100 x16

Harvard Town Hall
13 Ayer Road
Harvard, MA 01451
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 4pm, Tuesday evenings 5pm - 7pm.

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