Regulatory Authority: Devens Enterprise Commission
Agency Contact: Peter C. Lowitt
Phone: 978.772.8831 ext 3313
Address: 33 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434
Massachusetts Register Number 1211
Effective Date: June 2012


8.05 Event Permits

  1. The Commission may grant an event permit to authorize a short-term activity within Devens, for an event not to exceed fourteen (14) consecutive days in length, such as participatory sports, family entertainment, outdoor markets, concerts, and special events.

  2. Any application for an event permit shall include the following information:

      a. Completed Level 1 Permit Application and associated fee

      b. Layout / location of proposed event

      c. Written approval of property owner

      d. Police & Fire detail notification

      e. Frequency, Duration and Hours of event

      f. Number of people expected

      g. Parking arrangements/traffic control

      h. Food Service arrangements (additional food preparation and vending license may be required)

      i. Sanitary arrangements (restrooms, trash control)

      j. Tents (additional permit requirements)$50.00 per tent - the certificate of flammability is needed, usually this certificate is sewn into the tent if not, a copy of the certificate will be needed.

      k. Confirmation of compliance with Devens Industrial Performance Standards (974 CMR 4.00)

  3. An event permit shall not be deemed necessary if a property owner or business intends to hold a one (1) day promotional event on its land within Devens.

  4. The DEC reserves the right to anticipate potential nuisance conditions at the time the event is proposed and to require assurance of non-impact or reasonable mitigation commitments (including demonstration that the convener of the event has adequate insurance) at the time the Event Permit is issued. The DEC may also impose protective measures with respect to the active use (i.e., boating, swimming, or fishing) of a surface water resource.

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