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Town Briefs: New Online Permitting Launches, Election Workers Needed

Town rolls out Open Gov permitting system, seeks tellers for April 1

The Town of Tewksbury is pleased to announce that it is rolling out an online permitting system for all building, health, public works and engineering, and conservation permit applications.

Effective March 6, Open Gov will be the online permitting system for the Town of Tewksbury. Other communities such as North Andover, Burlington and Marlborough have rolled out this system with great success. Contractors who have already registered with Open Gov in other communities will have credentials to apply for permits in Tewksbury with their license information incorporated.

Applicants will be able to apply online, upload plans and follow along with the permitting process as departments sign off and inspections are completed.

Town staff undertook the effort to start moving toward all-online permitting in June 2022. After a nine-month process, final touches have been made — for now. These initial permit conversions are just the first step. Other departments such as Select Board, Town Clerk and Planning are anticipated to bring their applications online over the next few years as they are built out.

While most historical data migration has been completed ahead of the launch, residents and contractors should expect some delays as in-progress permits are adjusted for the new system. All contractors that may have used the DPW and Building Department’s limited online permitting should cease using those links as this new permitting software is rolled out.

For questions regarding the status of current permits or if you are unable to apply online, please contact the department with which you have an application. General questions can be directed to Steve Sadwick at

Poll Workers Needed

You can help your community, take a direct role in the democratic process and earn a little money by serving as an Election Teller, says Town Clerk Denise Graffeo. Election Tellers are appointed by the Select Board and supervised under the direction of the Town Clerk. The sole responsibility of an Election Teller is to work with the precinct Warden at the end of election night to count the ballots and tally the election results.

The salary is $16.00 per hour for Tellers.

If you would like to be considered for a Teller position and are available to work at the Saturday, April 1, 2023 Annual Town Election from 7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., click on the application link below and:
Email it to:
Mail it to: Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 1009 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876 or
Call us at: 978-640-4355 for an application.

Poll Worker Application

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