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

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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.

  • Devens Famers Market is back!
  • – Enjoy live music and fresh local produce every other week this summer and fall (July 26; Aug 9,23; Sept. 6, 20; and Oct. 4,18) from 11:30AM – 2PM. New market location at the corner of Elm and Jackson – across from Fire Station. You can also pre-order on-line at:

  • Devens Water Use Restrictions in Effect — May 1 through September 30, 2022

    In accordance with 974 CMR 8.09 and MassDEP's revised Water Management Act Permit issued to MassDevelopment, to ensure an adequate supply of water for our customers, MassDevelopment is instituting the following water use restrictions.
    Nonessential water use is restricted from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Restricted usage that is not allowed during these hours 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.
    Please call Jim Moore at (978) 784-2931 or Mark Cohen at (978) 784-2911 if you have any questions about these water use restrictions.

  • Devens 2021 Water Quality Report

    The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires that all utilities issue an annual "Consumer Confidence" report to customers. This report details where Devens drinking water comes from, what it contains and the risks our water testing and treatment are designed to prevent. Click here for a summary report of the quality of Devens drinking water during the past year.

  • Devens Public Transportation
    Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART) provides regular shuttle service from Devens to transit and medical facilities in Boston and Fitchburg during weekdays. The MBTA has also recently increased service along the Fitchburg Line Commuter Rail through the Devens region. Follow this link, Devens Schedule for the detailed schedule.
  • Devens COVID-19 Public Health Announcements:
  • – Local COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: Throughout February and March, the Nasboba Associated Boards of Health will be operating clinics in Devens and the surrounding region. Click here for the schedule and details. Additional vaccination locations can be found at:
    – Mask Advisory Update — Effective February 15, 2022: Masks are still an important tool in our fight against COVID-19. The latest updates are at:
    COVID19 Updates Archive

  • Devens PFAS Updates
  • The Army publishes updates regarding their ongoing environmental remediation and PFAS investigations at the former Fort Devens to help keep stakeholders and the local community updated on the status of the Army's work. Visit their website for more details
    Final Community Involvement Plan (CIP) — November 2020
    PFAS Private Well Testing Fact Sheet — November 2020
    Project Status Update September 2020

  • Devens Mosquito Management Updates 2022
    Devens Continues to participate in the Central MA Mosquito Control Program. Personnel will be in the Devens area to respond to requests for service. Click here for dates and additional details. Requests for service, or to be placed on the "No Spray" list can be made by calling (508)393-3055 or on-line at: Residents should use bug spray when outdoors to protect yourself. Additional information can be found here.
  • Wildlife Sightings in Devens — Safety Tips for Businesses and Residents

    With over 1,400 acres of permanently protected open space, Devens is home to a diversity of wildlife. It is not unusual to see animals such as black bears and coyotes. Learn how you can protect your property, yourself, and your loved ones from these and more at:
    Download facts sheets for bears and coyotes.

  • Yard Waste and Recycling to Protect Water Quality in Devens
  • Devens offers residents and businesses many resources to properly manage and dispose of yard wastes and other recyclable materials to protect the natural environment. Check out our latest publication here.

  • 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.