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Town of Nahant Fee Schedule (FY'18) | Effective July1, 2017

We hope you find this Fee Schedule helpful. If you don't find the fee listed here please visit the Contact Town Hall page and let us know. If an application is available online you will be able to download and print it out. This schedule has been approved by the Board of Selectmen. Every effort has been made to keep this list up-to-date, please confirm rates by contacting the Town Hall, Selectman's office.

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Assessor's Office  
Photo Copies $1 / Page
Specialized Reports $25
Certified Abutters List $25
Board of Appeals  
Hearing Fee $400
Board of Health | Violations  
First Offense Warning
Second Offense $25
Third Offense $50
Fourth Offense $100
Fifth and Subsequent Offense $300
Food Service Establishment and/or Eating and Drinking $100
Temporary Food Service Permit
(Carnivals,fairs, etc.)
$100 / Year (or) $25/Day
Temporary Food - Nonprofit $10 / Year (or) $5/Day
Retail Food Establishment $75 / Year
Common Victualer $100 / Year
Vending Machines $25 / Machine / Year
Tobacco Retailers Permit $25 / Year
Rental/Occupancy of Vacant Dwellings $30 / Inspection
Pool Permit $100
Limited Retail Food (<1000 SF) $25
Mobile Food Permit $100
Residential Kitchen $25
First Offense Warning
Second Offense $25
Third Offense $50
Fourth Offense $100
Fifth and Subsequent Offense $300
Board of Selectmen
Application Fee for Liquor Licenses $25
All Alcohol Restaurant $1,500
All Alcohol Package Store $1,000
All Alcohol Club $750
Beer & Wine Package Store $600
Alcohol Licenses
All Alcohol $25
Beer and Wine $25
Entertainment Licencse $50
Taxi Service $25
Used Car Dealer $25
Beano/Charity Game License State Reg. $500
Yard Sales $10 / Day
Auction $150
Board of Selectmen Leases and Assessments
Land Lease/15 Rita Drive Trust Oceanview As Per Lease Agreement
Land Lease/Nahant Dory Club As Per Lease Agreement
In Lieu of Taxes
Nahant Housing Authority
Greystone Road Unit
14 Housing Units
# of Bedrooms X Tax Rate
In Lieu of Taxes
Nahant Preservation Trust
- Valley Road School

$5,000 / Year
As Per Lease Agreement
Grave Lot and Perpetual Care $1,500
Cremation Lot $750
Weekday Opening $600
Weekend/Holiday Opening $1,300
Weekday Cremation $300
Weekend/Holiday Cremation $600
Grass Marker Setting $50
Burial/Removal Permit $10
Disinterment and Re-internment $1,050
Disinterment and Removal $800
Use of Chapel Services $150
Deed Recording $5
Public Safely Department  
Smoke Detectors
(Ea. Dwelling Unit)
$50 / Dwelling
Underground Fuel Tanks In/Out $100
Oil Burner Permits $50
Storage LP gas $50
Blasting Permits $50
Nursing Home Inspection
(4 Annually)
$100 / Year
Fire Reports $5
Burning Permit Beach Permit $10 / $25
Burning Without Permit $50 / 2nd $100
Alarm Violations
1-2 - Incidents Warning
3-5 - Incidents $50 Each
5+ - Incidents $100 and Loss of Permit
All Other Permits $50
Public Safety Dept. - Employee Services
Police Detail - 4 Hour Minimum $46 / Hour Private Detail
Police Detail for Town Accounts
Fire Detail - 4 Hour Minimum $46 / Hour Private Detail
Parking Violations
Code A Violations $30
Code B Violations $45
Code C Violations (Trespassing) $50
Code D Handicap Parking $200
BLS Emergency Base Rate $1,650.00
BLS Non-Emerg. Base Rate $1,650.00
ALS1 Emergency Base Rate $2,1500.00
ALS2 Base Rate $3,010.00
Mileage $50 Per Mile

* Fee are set by Calendar Year

Golf Course
Membership Fees (Memberships are for 12 Months January 1st - December 31st)
Resident Membership Fee Pay By
January 1
Pay After
January 1
Resident $850 $950
Resident Senior $525 $550
Resident Husband and Wife $1,050 $1,150
Non-Resident Membership Fee
Non-Resident $1,050 $1,150
Non-Resident Senior $575 $600
Resident Husband and Wife $1,100 $1,200
Non-Resident Husband and Wife $1,425 $1,525
Junior $175 $225
Trail Fee $425 $425
Effective June 1 - trail fee members paid grandfathered in for 1 year
Trail fee eliminated January 1, 2018
Greens Fees 9 - Holes Replay
Weekdays/Residents $15 $12
Weekdays/Non-residents $18 $12
Weekends/Residents $21 $12
Weekends/Non-residents $12 $12
Golf Cart Rental $12 $8
Pull Cart Rental $3 $3
Resident and Commercial
$12 / $1,000 Wk
(Min: $30)
Sheet Metal Permit $10/$1,000
Residential - New Work $50 plus $10/Fixture
Replacement $50 plus $10/Fixture
Water Heater $50
Second Meter $25
Backflow $25
Commercial - New Work $80 plus $10/Fixture
Sewer Connection $50 plus $10/Fixture
Ejector Pumps $50
Residential $50 plus $10/Fixture
Up to 250,000BTU $55
Over 250,000 BTU $75
Range Replacements $50
Water Heater Replacements $25
Dryer Replacements $50
Commercial $80 plus $10/Fixture
Re-inspection Fee $40
Pressure Reducing Value $15
Generator $60
Gas Fireplace $60
Wood Stove $60
Work started without a permit will triple (3X) the application fee.
Residential $10 / $1,000
(Min: $30)
New Service (400 amps or less) $50
New Service (Over 400 amps) $80
New Services (Each additional meter) $15
Swimming Pools $30
Fire Alarms $50
Security System $50
Reinspection Fee $40
Code Enforcement - General
Working Without a Permit - All Trades
First Offense Warning
Second Offense $25
Third Offense $50
Fourth Offense $100
Fifth and Subsequent Offense $300
Public Works/Water and Sewer Departments
Water $7.69/ 100 Cu. ft.
Sewer $8.53 / 100 Cu. ft.
Meter Testing $50
Water Meter Purchase/Size:
3/4" $175
1" $260
Water and Sewer Services
Water Shutoff
Normal Working Hours $30
Off Hours/weekends $150
Dye Test ( Done only during work hours ) $50
Water Connection Services
3/4" Service $350
1" Service $450
Sewer Connection Services $500
Rubbish Collection  
Flat Fee $345
Base Fee (Per household) $0
Member Fee (Per person) $0
Commercial Fee
Commercial/Residential Properties with private trash pick up: $325.00 Plus $20.00 unit.
Commercial/Residential Properties without private trash pick up: $325.00 Plus $70.00 per person.
Commercial Properties with private trash pick up $440.00
Appliance/Computer/TV Pickup $25 / $10 Additional Item
Computer /T.V. / Microwaves Pickup/Drop Off $20 / $10 Additional Item
Excavator's License $50
Street Opening/Trench Permit $100 (+ $5,000 Bond)
Recreation Commission  
Tennis and Sailing Set by Commission
Parks, Playgrounds, Public Spaces and Buildings
Resident* $100
Non- resident* $500
Deposit $500 Refundable
Storage: Trailers/Containers/Vehicles $100 Per Day Per Item
*Requires Town Approval, may require Police/ Fire Details and possible Insurance Binder)
Campfire Permit $25/$100 Refundable Deposit
School Department/Fees
*Higher amount for parents not volunteers Set by School
Town Clerk
Certified Vital Stats | (set by MTCA) $5
Marriage License filings | (set by MTCA) $15
DBA Certificate (Doing Business As) $20
Dog Licenses (Set by Selectmen) Male/Female
- Spayed/Neutered
- Unspayed/Unneutered


- 3 Dogs

Street Lists (Set by TC) $10
Zoning ByLaws (Set by TC) $10
Boat Excise Penalty $20 or 20% Whichever is Greater ( MGL)
Municipal lLen (MGL) $25
Parking Sticker $5 Resident
Returned Check $25
Demand for Payment (MGL) $5.00
Dog Licenses (Set by Selectmen)
Dog Licenses (Set by Selectmen) Male/Female
- Spayed/Neutered
- Unspayed/Unneutered


- 3 Dogs

Mooring Fee Resident $3/ft - Minimum Fee $35
Mooring Fee Non-resident $6/ft - Minimum Fee $35
Past Due
$25 once mooring is seized for past due amount
Boat Storage $10/ft ( + Insurance Policy)
In-season Land Repair ( As permitted by Wharfinger) $25/day
Pram rack Storage fee $30

*Every effort has been made to keep this list up-to-date, please confirm rates by contacting the Town Hall, Selectman's office.

References (MGL and Nahant Town Charter)

Administration (including Assessor's Office)
Copying of materials, research, etc. Town Charter, Article 3, s.3-4
Ambulance Services MGL C.40,_5F
Board of Health
General References: MGL c.111,_31
  105CMR State Sanitary Code Ch. 1, sec.400.002
Bed & Breakfast Establishment MGL C.64G,_6
Town Charter, Article 3, s 3-4
Food Service Establishment and/or
Eating & Drinking Establishment MGL C.140,_2; Town Charter
Temporary food Service Permit
Carnivals, fairs, etc. MGL C.140,_18; Town Charter
Temporary food service nonprofit MGL C.140,_21E; Town Charter
Retail food establishment MGL C.140,_2 and C.94,_305C
Common Victualler (sit down) MGL C.140,_5; Town Charter
Frozen desserts MGL C.94,_65I; Town Charter
Milk MGL C.62.C,_67 and C.94,_30; Town Charter
Vending Machines MGL C.62.C,_67 and C.94,_30; Town Charter
Board of Selectmen
All Alcohol/Restaurant MGL C.138,_12; Town Charter
All Alcohol/Package store MGL C.138,_15; Town Charter
All Alcohol/Club MGL C.138,_12,61; Town Charter
Beer & Wine/Package store MGL C.138,_15; Town Charter
Weekday entertainment MGL C. 136,_4
Sunday entertainment MGL C.136,_7
Taxi Service MGL C.40,_22
Used car dealer MGL C.140,_57, 59,67A
Beano/charity game license MGL C.10,_38,40 and C.27, _22
Facilities/usage (non-residents)
Parks, buildings, etc. Town Charter
Yard Sales Town Charter
Auction Permits MGL C.100,_5
Land Lease (Brothers II, Dory Club) MGL C.40,_3; Town Charter
Sale of grave lots MGL C.114,_24,37; Town charter
  MGL C.114,_45, 37; Town charter
Cremation (anytime) MGL C.114,_44,45
Weekend/holiday burial MGL C.114,,_10, 37 and C.136,_6
Grave stone settings MGL C.114, _37
Burial/removal permit MGL C.114,_45, 37
Fire Department
Smoke detectors/ea. Dwelling unit MGL C.148, _26B, 26E
Building False Alarms
Underground fuel tanks in/out MGL C.148, _38A, 38B
Oil burner permits MGL C.148, _10A, 10D
Storage LP gas Regulation of Board of Fire Prevention
527CMR; MGL C.148,_13
Blasting Permits MGL C.148, _19; C.148,_9, 10, 13; C.262, _34
Dumpsters/temporary  MGL C.111, _31, 31A, 31B,: Town By-Law
Nursing home inspection 4 annually MGL C.148, _4
Master box connection MGL C.143, _3L
Tank truck inspections MGL C.148,_9, 10
Fire reports MGL C.148, _10A
Burning permit (Jan 1 - May 1) MGL C.148,_10A
Other inspections and permits MGL C.148, _10A
Golf Course
Golf Course Contract
Golf Course Fees MGL C.40, _8F
Inspectors (Permits/applications)
Building MGL C.143, _3
Plumbing MGL C.142, _11; Town By-Law, Article XIV;
780 CMF-Mass. State Building Code, Article 28
Gas  MGL C. 142, _11; 780 CMR-Mass State Building Code, 
Article 28; MGL C.146
Electrical MGL C.141; C.143, _3; C.148, _10A, 10D, 26B, 26E,
  C.140, _206; 780 CMR-Mass State Building Code, Article 27
Code Enforcement/Working without a permit 780CMR-Mass. State Building Code, Article 1, section 121.0
Public Works/Water & Sewer Department
Water/Sewer rates Town Charter; MGL C.40A, _42F
Water/sewer bill dispute/review fee,
Water meter purchase, charges for
service off/on (annual and/or emergency)
delinquent payment fees, connection fees MGL C.40, _42A - 42F; Town Charter
Rubbish Collection Town Charter; MGL C.44, _28C
Compost/Recycling (contractors) Town Charter; MGL C.44, _28C 
Street Opening Permit MGL C.82, _21; Town Charter
Town employee services (DPW, custodian) Town Charter
Recreation Fees MGL C.40, _5F
School Department/Fees Town Charter
Town Clerk
Certified Vital Stats (set by MTCA) MGL C.262, _34
Marriage License filings (set by MTCA) MGL C.262, _34, 35
Dog Licenses Town Charter
UCC filings/cancellations, street lists,
zoning by-laws MGL C.262, _36
Boat excise penalty MGL C.60B, _4
Municipal lein (MGL) MGL C.40, _58
 Parking stickers Town Charter
Returned check MGL C.41, _38A
Boating & mooring fees Town Charter
From Town Charter
Article 3, section 3-4(d)
Licensing Authority: The Board of Selectmen shall be the license board of the Town and shall have the power to issue licenses, to make all necessary rules and regulations regarding the issuance of such licenses and to attach conditions and impose restrictions thereto as it deems to be in the public interest, and to enforce the laws relating to all business for which it issues licenses.
Massachusetts General Laws: Common Municipal Licenses and Permits issued by Selectmen
The following is a list of licenses and permits that are commonly issued by Boards of Selectmen, with the corresponding general law. Please note that there are some licenses and permits for which Nahant Does not currently have fees.
Type: MGL
Alcoholic beverages c.138, _2
Auctioneers c.100, _2
Automatic amusement devices c.140, _177A
Automobiles: Class I, new car dealer c.140, _58, 59
Class II, used car dealer c.140, _58, 59
Class III, junk dealer c.140, _58, 59
Billiards, pool, and bowling alleys c.140, _177
Blasting operations c.148, _19
Boarding and lodging houses c.140, _23
Boats (conveyance of passengers) c.140, _191,192
Boats (rental) c.140, _194
Cable Television c.166A,_3
Clubs, associations dispensing food
or beverages to members c.140,_21E
Coffee and tea houses c.140, _47
Common Victuallers c.140, _2
Dancing Schools c.140, _185H
Entertainment c.136, _4
Entertianment provided by innholder
or common victualler c.140, _183A
Explosives: storage/manufacture/sale c.148, _13
Ferris wheels c.140, _186
Food vehicles, lunch carts c.140, _49
Fortune tellers c.140, _185I
Hawkers, transient vendors c.101,_5, 17
Junk Collector or dealer c.140, _54
Lodging Houses c.140, _23, 30
Moving Buildings in public ways c.85, _18
Parking Fees c.44, _22F
Parking lots c.148, _56
Pawnbrokers c.140, _70
Picnic groves c.140, _188
Pinball machines c.140, _177A
Sale of articles/charitable purposes c.101, _33
Second hand dealers c.140, _54
Shellfish c.130, _52
Skating rinks c.140, _186
Soft drinks c.140, _21A, 21B
Storage/sale of gasoline & explosives c.148, _13
Taxicabs c.40, _22
Theatrical events, public exhibition c.140, _181

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