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Devens, A Community of Mass Development

New single family homes off Cavite Street New single family homes off Cavite Street

Historic Single family homes on Elm and Walnut StreetsHistoric single family homes on Elm and Walnut Streets

Historic Single family homes on Elm and Walnut StreetsDevens Playground at Willard Field

Historic Single family homes on Elm and Walnut StreetsNew multifamily homes on Bates

Historic Single family homes on Elm and Walnut StreetsHistoric multifamily homes on Bates

From permitting requirements for home improvement projects and tips on how to live in a more sustainable manner, to the municipal-type services available for Devens residents, this page contains a wealth of resources for Devens Residents.

  • West Nile Virus Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Devens
    September 21, 2017: Recent testing of mosquitoes in Devens by the Central MA Mosquito Control Project has detected the presence of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus in the southern region of the Devens Regional Enterprise Zone (Lake George Street area). Testing in the residential areas of Devens has not found any positive results for West Nile Virus. Residents are still urged to take appropriate actions to protect themselves from mosquito bites. There will be continued testing by the Central MA Mosquito Control Project throughout Devens. The following notice provides information on proactive steps and preventative measures residents and businesses can take to help reduce your exposure:

    Hopefully the weather will start getting a little cooler which will help reduce the mosquito populations naturally but until then Devens, as a member of the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP), will be treating targeted areas in the southern portions of Devens where the mosquitoes were detected, to reduce the threat. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Devens Board of Health at 987.772.8831 or the CMMCP at:

  • Devens continues to participate in the Central Mass. Mosquito Control Project. Details on this season's inspections and treatment can be found here. We are entering into the highest risk part of the season, a time where spraying interventions may not always be possible. For more details on the program and for tips on how to protect you and your family from Mosquito bites, go to:
  • Devens Water Use Restrictions in Effect — August 31, 2017

    In accordance with 974 CMR 8.09 and MA DEP's revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, mandatory water restrictions are to be placed when water levels in the Nashua River reach a certain low point for a specified period. Water level readings recently reached this low point and MassDevelopment is therefore required to institute the following water use restrictions.
    Until further notice, nonessential water use is restricted from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and that usage includes:

       · Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems.
       · Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety.
       · Washing of external building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
    The river gauge readings must be above the threshold for seven consecutive days before the restriction can be lifted. Once the ban is lifted, we will remove this notice from the website.
    Please call (978) 784-2931 or (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions.

  • Army Noise Reports

    The Army periodically undertakes military training exercises on the South Post that involve ammunitions and explosives. In an effort to inform local residents and businesses, the Army provides monthly updates on the anticipated activity. Download the most recent noise report here. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Department of Defense Police at 978.796.3333.

  • Devens Municipal Services
    Follow this link for information regarding municipal services and local resources for Devens residents and businesses.