Expedited Permitting

In an effort to promote economic development and provide a fast and predictable permitting process, the Town has adopted MGL Chapter 43D, Expedited Permitting. The Expedited Permitting program is currently offered for several properties in Canton (see below for the full list). It guarantees that the land use permitting boards and committees such as the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals will act on permit applications within 180 days. For more information on Expedited Permitting, see the information below or contact Laura Smead, Town Planner. You can also contact Gene Manning, Chair of the Economic Development Committee. 

What is Expedited Permitting?

  • Massachusetts State Law 43D allows communities to designate specific geographic areas targeted for economic development. 
  • Within those areas, the Town guarantees that certain land use permits issued by the Board of Appeals, Planning Board or Conservation Commission, will be acted upon by those Boards within 180 days.
  • Expedited permitting does NOT guarantee permit approval.

Where is Expedited Permitting Allowed?

Currently, Expedited Permitting is allowed at the following locations:
  • 130 Royall Street
  • 275 Dan Road
  • 85 Dan Road
  • 1 Colgate Way
  • 10 Pequot Way
  • 40 Pequot Way
  • 777 Dedham Street
  • 10 Dan Road
  • 20 Dan Road
  • 500 Turnpike Street
  • 465 Turnpike Street
  • 1 Orchard Way