Where is the DPW located?
The DPW is located at 217 Rear South Main Street behind the Police Station. When you turn into the driveway to the Police Station, continue straight down the hill and you will see the DPW. The entrance is by the flagpole.
What are the DPW office Hours?
DPW office Hours: (Beginning the week of October 8th)
Monday through Wednesday- 8am to 5pm
Thursday- 8am to 8pm
Friday- 8am to 12:30pm
Hours for dumpster use and disposal of metal and appliances are 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
How do I dispose of latex or oil paints?
For latex paint: Dry the empty paint can with no cover and leave it for you regular trash collection day.
You may only dispose of oil paint at the DPW on Hazardous Waste Day. Hazardous Waste Day is held at the DPW facility in early June.
What do I need to know before paving my driveway or working in the right-of-way?
What are the setback requirements for constructing?
Garages- Attached have to meet same requirements as the home. Detached have to be 10ft. from the property lines and any structure. If the garage is in the front yard it has to meet the front setback requirements.
Sheds- Any shed that is 120s.f. and under does not require a permit.
Inground Pools- Must be 20ft. from leaching fields, cesspools, seepage pits, or septic tanks; 10ft. from buildings or lot lines; Cannot be located within front setback
Aboveground pools- Setback is 10ft. all around.
Minimum fence height for pools is 4ft.; gate latching must be 4ft. and self-closing; the fencing must be permanent with no holes or gaps greater than 4 inches.
Stables- Must be 50ft. from all dwellings on neighboring parcels and 50ft. from lot lines or the street.
Fences- Can be constructed up to 1 inch of the property line. Fences over 6 ft. in height require a permit that can be obtained at the DPW. If the fence is to be constructed on a corner lot and may cause a viewing problem for people backing out of driveways or turning street corners, please call Building Inspector Joe Kent at 781-784-1529.
What are the office hours for:
Building Inspector Joe Kent-
Office hours to meet with the public- Monday through Friday-
8:45am to 10am & 3pm to 5pm
Hours out on inspections- Monday through Friday- 10am to 3pm
Plumbing Inspector Joe Jacobs-
Has no official office hours, but is in the office for a short time to collect messages.
Hours For Inspections- Monday through Thursday- 8:30am to 11:30am
Electrical Inspector James Delaney-
Has no official office hours.
Health Agent for Engineering James Andrews-
Has no official office hours, but is available for inspections or appointments Monday through Friday- 8:30am to 4pm. Perc. tests require 48 hour notice. Inspections require 24 hour notice.
To set up inspections or make appointments for any of the Inspectors, please call 781-784-1529.
Where can I find the permit fees for:
What do I need to know about Title 5?
Whenever a property is transferred, a Title 5 Inspection is required. A Title 5 report consists of 11 pages about the current condition of the septic system. The report is valid for 2 years.
Where can I find a Title 5 Inspector?
The DPW has a list of licensed Inspectors. Call 781-784-1529.
Where can I find more information on my property such as past septic plans or past permits?
You may find this information at the DPW. Just ask for the folder on your property at the front desk. Not that not every property has a folder and the amount of information in the folder varies.
I would like a copy of an Assessor map. Where can I get one?
You can get a copy of an Assessor map at the DPW for 20 cents. A disc with all Assessor maps in .pdf format may be purchased at the DPW for $12.00.They are also available online for download. (just click on the "Assessor's Maps" tab)
What are the water rates and fees?
Rates are listed here (link to water rates.pdf)
Fees are listed here (link to water fees.pdf)
Where do I go to get a rebate for a water-efficient clothes washer or a high efficiency toilets?
You can apply for the rebate at the DPW.
How do I know which water-efficient clothes washers & high efficiency toilets are eligible for rebates?
More information can be found HERE.
A rebate of $200 is offered for the purchase of a high efficiency clothes
washer with a "water factor" of 4.5 or less as shown on the Energy Star
clothes washer list at http://www.energystar.gov. During a transition period which
ends March 31, 2012, rebates will also be provided for machines with a water
factor of up to 6.0.
Toilet rebates are for half the cost of a WaterSense labeled toilet, up to
$200, not including installation or inspection. Toilet being installed must
be WaterSense labeled. See http://www.epa.gov/watersense for a list of models or
look for the WaterSense logo at your retailer. Find flush power ratings at:
Toilet must be installed by a licensed plumber and inspected by the Sharon
plumbing inspector following installation. A copy of your receipt, the
plumbing inspection, and proof of inspection by the Sharon plumbing
inspector must accompany this rebate application.
All clothes washer and toilet rebate applications must be made within 90
days of purchase.