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Residential Building Permit Fee SchedulePlease fill out the forms for building permit and return them to the Town Hall, 1st floor, Building Department.
You need to submit a written request for a building inspection
How Do I apply?
You may apply directly at the COA at 255 Hope St. You will be asked to fill out a brief application with basic information about yourself and your job preference. We will also need to take a copy of your driver’s license and real estate tax bill.
Am I guaranteed a job?
Although we try our best to place every senior that applies you are not guaranteed a job. Jobs are filled based on department head needs.
Do I need to reapply every year?
Yes, you will need to reapply every year to remain in the program.
How many hours can I work?
Currently, the maximum hours a senior can work is 117.50 hours which will earn you an abatement of $1,500.00 off your real estate tax bill.
When does the program begin and end?
There is not a set date the program begins. It simply begins when you are placed and begin your work. However, it does end October 31st. You must turn in all your timesheets to the COA Tax Program Coordinator by October 31st.
When will I see the exemption on my bill?
You will see the exemptions come off your 3rd and 4th Quarter Tax Bill. These are the bills that are mailed at the end of December and due in February and May
What are the requirements?
You must be a Mansfield resident 60 years of age or older and own and occupy the property listed on your tax bill.
Who Keeps Track of my hours?
You are responsible for keeping track of your hours. You will need to pick up timesheets at the COA and your department head must sign off on your timesheets each month. You will turn in completed timesheets monthly to the COA Program Coordinator.
Why do I have to fill out an employee packet?
The Federal government considers this credit as income and requires the town to deduct taxes from the total amount earned. In order for the town to make these deductions, we need to put you on our payroll. If you are placed in a job you will need to stop into our Human Resources Department to fill out a package and CORI form.
Who do I contact with questions?
You may call the COA at 508-261-7368 and we will be glad to help you.
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The Mansfield Green will be open on Saturday's from 8:00AM to 3:45PM, Monday's from 10:00AM to 3:45PM and Tuesday's from 8am to 12pm. Also, at this time due to liability issues, salvaging will no longer be allowed at the Green. All materials brought into the Green are the property of the Town of Mansfield and shall not be removed.
The Town of Mansfield has a curbside single stream recycling program. The town has selected to implement this program along with Waste Management in order to make recycling easier for Mansfield residents.
Mansfield residents may now dispose of all types of fluorescent bulbs year round at no charge. Collection sites for compact fluorescent, four-and eight-foot U-Tube, circular and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps will be at Mansfield True Value Hardware, 284 North Main Street and at Mansfield Green Recycling Park, intersection of Pratt (Route 106) and East Streets.Pressure treated wood is not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste collection. Pressure treated wood and a variety of wastes (Acceptable Waste: construction/demolition debris; landscape/yard waste; brick/concrete/fill;, pallets/ fencing/wood waste; tires; bulky items; general cleanouts; roofing materials) not taken by trash pickup or Mansfield Green can, for a fee, be taken to Trojan Recycling Transfer Station, 71 Forest Street, Brockton. Please call Trojan Recycling at 508-588-2332 for questions about the waste and fees. Directions: Montello Street (Route 28) to Perkins Avenue (over railroad bridge) 2nd right is Forest Street.
Latex paint and stain is no longer accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste collection. To dispose of latex paint and stain,simply mix latex paint hardener into the paint can, let solidify overnight and dispose of it in your weekly trash.
State law now mandates that mercury-added products cannot be placed in a regular trash collection. Mansfield residents are welcome to bring mercury thermometers and mercury thermostats to the Board of Health office for disposal and can offer up to two digital thermometers per household in exchange for mercury versions.BUTTON BATTERIES - Button batteries are those small, silvery, button or coin-like batteries that power watches,cameras, calculators, hearing aids, digital organizers and many other devices. When these batteries become used upDON'T THROW THEM IN THE TRASH! They contain mercury, which when incinerated or buried in a landfill,escapes into the environment.The Mansfield Board of Health, with the assistance of the Animal Welfare Committee, has begun a button battery recyclingprogram. Please save and bring your button batteries to the following locations:Mansfield True Value Hardware - 284 North Main StreetRite Aid - 243 Chauncy StreetCVS - 261 Chauncy StreetHefez and Sons Jewelers - 106 North Main StreetCouncil on Aging - 255 Hope StreetHealth Department - 6 Park RowIf you have a large quantity of bulk mercury, please do not move it or bring it to the Health Department. Call us at508-261-7366 and we will have the mercury safely removed.
The Conservation Department and Conservation Commission are responsible for permitting and enforcement of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the more protective Wetland Bylaw, Chapter 172. Under the Conservation Commission Act they are charged with the protection of a community’s natural resources. They are involved with open space acquisition and the management of conservation lands. Contact the Conservation Commission at 508-261-7378 for more information.
Wetlands provide many invaluable functions to a healthy ecosystem and to society. Under the Wetlands Protection Act there are eight interests that are protected:
Additional interests under the Town Bylaw, Chapter 172:
For more information contact the Conservation Commission at 508-261-7378.
Under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act Regulations (310 CMR 10) the Conservation Commission has statutory jurisdiction for activities within the 200 foot Riverfront Area of perennial streams and within 100 foot buffer zone to wetlands including, but not limited to inland banks, swamps, and marshes. The Mansfield Conservation Commission also has jurisdiction within the 100 Year Flood-plain and 100 feet from vernal pools under Chapter 15 of the Town’s General Bylaws.
There are two kinds of applications under these regulations.
These projects often require engineered plans showing the wetland resources on-site, abutter notification, and a public hearing.
Forms are available at the Conservation Commission’s Office or on the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection website.
You can email us with accurate details about the location of the pothole and how to contact you for a feedback.
Please visit Elections and Voting page for most accurate information.
Please visit our Downtown Parking page or MBTA (train station) Parking page for complete instructions.
Please visit our Public Works page for various information on recycling.
Please call 911.
Please call 508-261-7361. If your emergency occurred during non-business hours an auto-attendant will redirect your call our Emergency Crew. For more information visit Mansfield Municipal Electric Department.
With approximately 2,750 Catch Basins throughout Town, our crews are on the lookout for clogged systems. If you see a catch basin in your area covered with leaves or other debris, we ask that you please take a few minutes to assist in clearing off the top. If it appears to be inside the basin, please contact the Highway Division at 508-261-7336.
Damage to private property should be reported to the Department of Public Works office at 508-261-7335 or the Highway Division office at 508-261-7336. A Work Order will then be generated for a Highway Division crew member to investigate damage. Please review the Town’s policy with regards to damage to mailboxes as well as Post Master General’s guidelines for mailbox specifications (https://www.usps.com/manage/mailbxes.htm).
Please report Pot Holes directly to the Department of Public Works at 508-261-7335, the Highway Division at 508-261-7336 or via the Pot Hole Email. Please note Pot Holes found on State maintained roadways should be reported to MassDOT District 5 Dispatch at 508-884-4213.
Bi-Annual town wide Street Sweeping is conduct in the Spring and Fall, as needed. The Town conducts monthly sweeping for the Downtown Business District.
Town Trees that are found to be rotted, have dead limbs or otherwise pose a safety risk may be trimmed or removed. Large tree trimming and removal is currently sub-contracted out and small tree trimming and removal is done by the Highway Division.
In accordance with the Mansfield General By-Laws, Chapter 189 – Streets and Sidewalks, Section II Encroachments Prohibited; it is a violation to place snow on the Town right-of-way.
“No person shall allow any wood or coal or other obstruction to remain within the limits of a street or upon any sidewalk so as in any manner to obstruct the travel thereon, or for more than twenty-four hours after he has been notified to remove the same by the Town Manager or by officer having charge of the highway or any constable or police officer”
“Each day on which any violation exists shall be deemed to be a separate offense.”
Violations will be charged $50.00 per day.
The Town DPW Staff have observed that private snow plowing contractors continue to violate this. The Town will be issuing violations to contractors and/or property owners violating this policy.
The Division does not publicize the exact schedule for Street Sweeping for 2 reasons: 1) The schedule is always changing due to weather, staffing and other work that may be ongoing, and 2) Some residents/businesses try cleaning their entire yard out into the street ahead of the Division’s operations. The sweepers do not pick up twigs and heavy leaves very well, which is why it takes so long to sweep after bad wind storms.
If there is debris on your road that you would like cleaned, please contact the DPW office at 508-261-7335 or the Highway Division at 508-261-7336, and a work order will be generated. The work order will be reviewed and prioritized by the Highway Division Staff and, depending on the work load, placed on the schedule for completion.
The Division’s ability to perform Town-wide sweeping after a rain event is limited due to ongoing work and limited staffing. We do our best to have 1 sweeper and a truck respond to the worse areas. These are typically higher speed roads with curves and intersection, as they pose substantial risk to all users.
Street sweepers have a traveling speed of 20-25 MPH when empty and 15-20 MPH loaded. The working speed while sweeping is about 5-7 MPH.
All current opportunities for the Town of Mansfield can be found on this site. To assist with your career search we immediately remove positions that have been filled from this site. For more information call the Human Resources department at 508-261-7480.
While we would like to accommodate each interested applicant, due to the small size of the Human Resources Department we can only receive resumes for positions that we are currently recruiting for. We encourage you to check our site frequently as it is updated daily with newly added or filled positions. For more information call the Human Resources department at 508-261-7480.
If you are responding to a posted or advertised position, you should submit a cover letter and your most recent resume via email to the Human Resources department.
Sending us your resume through mail or fax is discouraged. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the many benefits of applying via email. If you don’t have access to a computer and would like to send your resume via mail, please send to:Human Resources6 Park RowTown Hall, Third FloorMansfield, MA 02048
When you apply via email for a specific position, you will receive an email acknowledgment, and your information immediately becomes available to our Human Resources Department. Applications are reviewed after the submission cut-off date. You will be contacted if there is interest in pursuing you as a candidate for an open position. While we would like to respond to all phone/email inquiries, we may be unable to due to the volume of applicants for any given position. For more information call the Human Resources department at 508-261-7480.
If you are called in for an interview for an open position, you will have ample opportunity to ask questions about working for the Town. For more information call the Human Resources department at 508-261-7480.
View all job opportunities with Mansfield Public Schools. You can apply for interested jobs from that website. For more information call the Human Resources department at 508-261-7480.
The train station parking lot spaces 1 through 48 are considered public spaces. Other public spaces are located on the other side of the tracks access through Highland and Draper Avenue and include 201 through 325 excluding 228, 355 through 372; 403 through 432; 455 through 493 and 652 through 677. This lot is called the River Street lot.
Their are 2 private lots located on the River Street side of the tracks.
Parking Zone 380 is for residents and Zone 381 is for non-residents.
Learn more about parking in Mansfield.
Once you find a numbered space one needs to pay for the space. There are 2 ways to pay for parking. The town has provided 5 pay kiosks located on either side of the tracks. Any kiosk can be used to pay for any space.
The pay machines are very easy to use. There are simple instructions on the front of the machine. You first must type in your space. Then the machine will ask you for method of payment: Cash or Credit card. At this point either put your money in the bill collector or swipe your credit card. These kiosks will take bill denominations of 1, 5 and 10 they will also take Visa, MasterCard and Discover. You will also be given change back. Once payment is completed the machine will print out a receipt and release any change due in the slot at the bottom of the machine. This receipt is for your records and your space is paid for the day.
Another way to pay for a space is via mobile phone application PayByPhone. PayByPhone is a company that allows you to pay via your smart phone. You can register your account online, via the mobile app, or call 866-234-7275. For texting instructions visit the PayByPhone website. When using PayByPhone commuters should enter location #1588 at the Mansfield Station.
Commuter Parking Vendor Change Notice
When a permit is issued the holder of the permit is given legal permission to start construction or do modifications to a building. We can trace permit requirements back to ancient times. Today the construction industry standards have evolved into minimum standards designed to protect the general public’s health and safety. The Code Official’s job is to enforce the legislatively adopted laws of the Commonwealth for the benefit of the consumer.
No code can eliminate all risks. Reducing risks to acceptable levels helps prevent most potential hazards to the building’s occupants and users. “Safe buildings for a safe tomorrow” is the ultimate goal of all codes for the building environment. The development and use of regulatory documents and the acceptance of innovative products and systems are a byproduct of technical advances in our times.
Most individuals overlook the need for a permit until some catastrophic event occurs. We try to assure compliance with local zoning codes, the State Building Code, the State Wiring Code and the State Plumbing and Gas Code. From zoning issues to code review, from field inspections to structural conformity, from foundation to occupancy permits, the inspectors are looking out for your best interest!
No matter which area is of concern for you, all construction codes serve the same purpose: to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by requiring safe construction.
Permits are typically required for the following, but remember to check with this office before beginning your specific project:
The process is generally the same for building, wiring, plumbing and mechanical. In addition, fire prevention and sprinkler permits will also require the input and approval of the local fire department. The following is the permit process:
Do you realize that before an occupancy permit could be issued for your building a building inspector made at least four inspections, and the wiring, plumbing/gas and mechanical inspectors at least two inspections each?
We do this to verify conformance with the minimum requirements of building, electrical, plumbing and gas, and mechanical codes. The changing aspects of our codes require each of us to keep up with technological advances by maintaining continuing education programs by attending training sessions; and for building officials, obtaining and maintaining certification.
You can access the Mansfield zoning by-laws through the following link https://www.ecode360.com/28866895
The cost for preliminary and definitive subdivision plans can be found at http://www.mansfieldma.com/wp-content/uploads/Fees-Subdivision.pdf
When commuter train parking overflows into the downtown area, our parking enforcement officer issues tickets to the vehicles parked longer than the two-hour limit. For our residents and merchants downtown, we offer Central Business District (downtown) Parking Permits. Hanging this permit from your rearview mirror allows your vehicle to park in designated areas for longer than two hours without having to worry about a ticket – this DOES NOT supercede the Downtown Overnight Parking Ban.
The 2019 Permits are here and ready to go! Each permit costs $20 and our issued here at the PD. Please make checks payable to “Town of Mansfield.”
A crime analyst assists the agency in directing its attention and resources into the most efficient manner possible. There are 3 separate types of Analysis that are generally found and used 1. Crime analysis, 2. Intelligence analysis, 3. Administrative analysis. Crime analysis is used to determine who and what areas of the community are generating the greatest numbers of calls for service and most importantly why this is occurring. Intelligence analysis is the colating and disseminating to appropriate forums the wide array of intelligence available to police agencies. Administrative intelligence is the determination of how best to use the resources available to police administrators.
The POP unit each month takes the list of the top 5 people and locations generating calls for service in the community and begin looking at "why" they are generating so many calls for service. Once the "why" is determined, the POP unit develops a plan to deal with the root cause for the problems that are generating so many calls for service. This involves going beyond the typical traditional police response and emphasizes helping citizens and families whenever possible while dealing with quality of life issues.
All food inspection reports, public/semi-public pool inspection reports, all licenses, and all permits. For copies, please contact the Health Department.
Yes. Title 5 requires the inspection of the septic system or cesspool when a property changes hands. The Health Department has a list of private sector state certified inspectors. If you do have a problem with your system, the inspector is compelled by law to provide you with a list of local septic system installers (prepared by the Board of Health) who can assist you in fixing the problem. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the Health Department.
The Health Department files hold plans called “as-built plan”. This plan shows the location of your septic system. As-built plans became mandatory in May 1990, but were still commonly done prior to that. If your home was built prior to 1972, it is unlikely that a plan exists due to a fire that destroyed the town hall.
If you are having problems with the living conditions in your apartment, a housing inspection can be done. The result is an order to correct any violations of the housing code. However, the occupant is equally responsible to properly care for the landlord’s property.
Housing inspections are limited to conditions that endanger or impair the health, safety or well being of the occupant. Aesthetic and cosmetic conditions are not applicable.
Because this is a very expensive event to hold, the collection is held bi-annually in April, funds permitting. The next Mansfield Household Hazardous Waste collection day is currently scheduled for April 2020. Until then, there are numerous resources to assist you with understanding, handling and managing your household hazardous waste.
For household hazardous waste no longer needed up to 5 gallons or 50 pounds per household is allowed. Generally, household hazardous waste consists of:
A full list is available from the Health Department.
To find out if the library has the latest James Patterson book, please call the library at 508-261-7380 or go to the library website to reserved desired title.
Monday through Thursday 10:00am-8:00pmFriday 10:00am-5:00pmSaturday 10:00am-4:00pm
To pay your library fines online, please go to the Sails Consortium website.
Sumithrin is a type I pyrethroid insecticide. Pyrethroids are synthetic versions of a natural insecticide produced by chrysanthemum flowers. Although pyrethroids are among the least toxic insecticides, they are nerve poisons. They act upon the sodium ion channels in nerve cell membranes.
The pesticide containing sumithrin being used in New York City and its suburbs is called Anvil. It is 10% sumithrin, 10% piperonyl butoxide and 80% inert ingredients. Piperonyl butoxide makes the pesticide more effective by preventing insects from detoxifying sumithrin.
Manufacturers are not required to disclose the inert ingredients, although they may be toxic also.
Inhaling pyrethroid insecticides can cause:
Skin contact can cause
Piperonyl butoxide can cause skin and eye irritation. All the health effects of this chemical have not been fully researched.
Rats fed high doses (1,000 milligrams per kilogram of body weight or millograms/kilogram) of pyrethrins (natural versions of pyrethroids) showed liver damage. There is also evidence that pyrethroids can harm the thyroid.
Pyrethroids, including sumithrin, have been shown in the lab to disrupt the endocrine system by mimicking the effects of the female sex hormone estrogen. In men, endocrine disruptors can lower the sperm count, and in women they can cause the growth of abnormal breast cells.
Piperonyl butoxide has been classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a possible human carcinogen.
Sumithrin is not very toxic to mammals, but it is highly toxic to bees and fish.
The half-life of sumithrin in soil is one day to sixteen weeks, depending on the type of soil.
Anvil is a brand name of a common sumithrin product. You can learn more about it from the details printed on the manufacturer’s product label.
According to Title 5 regulations, all subsurface disposal systems must be inspected by a state-licensed inspector under the following conditions:
A Title 5 Inspection report is good for 2 years. If accompanied by pumping records showing the system has been pumped at least once a year since the last inspection, a title 5 inspection is valid for 3 years.
If you have any questions about the need for an inspection, please contact the Health Department at 508-261-7366.
If the subsurface disposal system fails an inspection, the owner normally has up to two years in which to correct the problem. However, the Board of Health may require that the owner address the problem within a shorter period should the failing system present a threat to the public health and the environment. If the property is sold, the new owner assumes responsibility for the failed septic system. The new owner may make an agreement with the town to connect to the municipal sewer system after taking ownership.
Yes. Title 5 requires that owners of septic systems meet the standard of “maximum feasible compliance” with the requirements of the State Code. The level of compliance that may be met–that is, whether the system is simply repaired, replaced, or the home connected to the sewer–will depend on the characteristics of the property involved and the availability of the sewer.
If the sewer is not available near the home, the homeowner must apply to the Board of Health for a variance and provide for approval by the Board of Health a design for a new system that meets the requirements of Title Five. Alternative systems to those specified in the state code must also be approved by the Board of Health.
No. Individual homeowners must hire their own licensed inspector. A list of state licensed Title 5 inspectors can be found at the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission website.
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Please complete and return the 2020 Application for Water Installer License form with check fee to Eleanor McCarter, Mansfield Water Division 500B East St. Mansfield, MA 02048 during regular business hours; Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. For additional questions call 508-261-7376.
Yes, the Town currently offers water conservation rebates for qualifying appliances and devices (i.e. washers, dishwashers, toilets, house filters, automatic sprinkler shut-offs). See water rebate form for details. New home construction and kitchen/bath renovations projects are not eligible for rebates. Water Conservation Rebate - Application Form
Yes. The Town began adding Fluoride to the public water system in 1995 to promote good dental health.
Yes. Water utility bills can be paid by phone. Contact DPW-Water Billing Supervisor Vel Bishop, or Renee Gauthier for details. Tel. 508-261-7335.
Final water reading requests are handled by the Department of Public Works Admin. office located at the Mansfield Town Hall, 6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048. Business hours Mon, Tues, Thurs 8am-4pm, Wed, 8am-8pm and Friday 8am-12pm Noon. Tel. 508-261-7330.
Water billing inquires are handled by the Department of Public Works Admin. office. Tel. 508-261-7330. The billing office is located at the Mansfield Town Hall (6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048) Regular business hours; Mon, Tues. & Thurs. 8am-4pm, Wed. 8am-8pm and Friday 8am-12pm Noon.
Customer account updates for water services are handled by the Department of Public Works Admin. office located at the Mansfield Town Hall (6 Park Row, Mansfield, MA 02048). For questions or concerns about your account call Water Billing Supervisor Vel Bishop Tel. 508-261-7330.