Stormwater Regulation have been approved and went into effect January 1st, 2017.  The regulations themselves can be found in the sidebar. This slideshow presentation better explains the regulations and the history behind them.

Description of Services

Engineering Division responsibilities include:

  • Administering the Capital Budget for the Town's infrastructure, including water and sewer systems as well as streets.
  • Prepare and review plans, specifications, and bids for Public Works capital construction projects.
  • Active in seeking grants.
  • Oversees, inspects, and keeps record for water/sewer installation and drain construction.
  • Issues appropriate permits.
  • Inspects all subdivision construction for conformance to Town standards.
  • Maintains public records concerning street lines, grades, land and lotting.

The Engineering Division includes all engineering programs and provides support to the following:

  • Board of Appeals
  • Board of Department
  • Board of Health
  • Board of Selectmen
  • Conservation Commission
  • Council on Aging
  • Department of Public Works
  • Development Review Committee
  • Fire and Police Departments
  • LexHAB
  • Permanent Building Committee
  • Planning Board
  • Public Building Maintenance
  • School Administration
  • Traffic Mitigation Group
  • Traffic Safety Committee
  • Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Other Town Committees


Service Policy
The Town's online GIS can be used to view property lines, streets or locations of utility structures. To create a topographic map for their Board of Appeals hearing, just select the topography layer from the pull down menu.  The online GIS tool allows one to measure distances as well as print a map. 

Please note: information represented the GIS is collected from various sources, including flyover data and therefore cannot be held as 100% accurate. 

Accepted Street plans, Record water and sewer plans,subdivision, construction and lotting plans are all accessible through the online public document portal on our website.  The plans can be found in the Engineering Division Public Documents folder under Record Plans  Please note that while accepted street plans are listed alphabetically by street name, the utility and lotting plans are named according to the plan number.  To find out which one you need, please reference the key map that is included in each folder.

All other map reproductions and/or plan research may be ordered by completing a "Service Request" form. All requests are filled in the order they are received.   Please allow 10 calendar days for a response although the typical turnaround is 72 hours.

See sidebar for other available maps.

The Engineering Division issues the following permits:

  • Sewer Connection Permits
  • Water Connection Permits
  • Trench Permits
  • Right of Way Permits, and Driveway Permits
  • Stormwater Permits (effective January 1st, 2017)

All Applications for permits will be accepted in the Engineering Office at the Public Facilities Building, 201 Bedford Street, Room 202, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a turn around time of approximately 48 hours.  Applications can also be faxed to the Engineering Office at (781) 781-274-8392.  Permits for work in town streets will be issued seasonally from the day after Patriot's Day in April to mid November and must be picked up at the Engineering Office.  During the winter moratorium period no work is permitted in the Town Right of Way.

Transportation Safety:
To submit a transportation safety concern for review by the Town's Transportation Safety Group, please complete an online Transportation Safety Request Form.

If you would prefer to discuss a transportation safety issue, please call Police Captain Mike McLean at 781-862-1212 .  If he is not on duty at the time of your call, please ask dispatch for his voice mail and leave the nature of your call and contact information.

For more traffic safety information go to the Police Department's Traffic Enforcement page.


Town Engineer, John Livsey, P.E., email
Asst. Town Engineer, David Cannon, P.E., email
Senior Civil Engineer. David Pavlik, email
Engineer Asst./CADD, Meghana Shah, email

Engineer Asst./Inspector, Wayne Medlin, email
Engineer Asst./Inspector, Matthew Weisman, email
Engineer Asst./Inspector, Michael Sprague, email
Engineering Aide, Tricia Malatesta, P.E., email




Staff Contacts

Name Title
John Livsey P.E. Town Engineer