Highway Permits

The Town of Shrewsbury’s Highway Division is in the process of migrating from a paper application process to an online permitting system.  The Highway Division will require 10 Business Days to process any permit applications.

Please follow the link, ONLINE PERMITTING SYSTEM, to access any of the below Highway Applications:

Application Types

  • Driveway 
  • Trench on private property
  • Road Opening 

Highway Permit Application Process

1. Register or Log on with your established username and password (n.b. case sensitive).
2. Completed the Online Application. Record your APPLICATION ID.
3. Upload all of the documents that are associated with your scope of work. Including Proof of Workman's Compensation and Security Bond.
4. Note: Additional $1,000.00 cash bond is required for Driveway and Road Opening Permits.  $1,000.00 cash bond is per trench. 
5.  Scheduling Inspections:
      a. Call our office at 508-841-8513 to request an inspection, at least 24 hours in advance.
      b. An additional fee of $100.00 will be imposed for re-inspection if work is not completed at the time of the scheduled inspection.
      c.  Inspection is required in order to get back the cash bond, 30 days after the inspection is passed. If repairing of the trench is in order, the Town reserves the right to subtract the repairing cost out of the cash bond.

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Check made payable to:  The Town of Shrewsbury

Checking the Status of a Permit Application

Applicants have the ability to view the status of their permit application anytime by logging back into the permitting system with their established Username and Password (remember, they are case sensitive). Any outstanding items, notes, and departmental approvals would be visible in the Process Screen.

Permit Issuance

Once a permit has been approved and issued, the online permitting system will send out a notification to the applicant’s registered email address.  A PDF of the permit may also be printed at this time.  The Dashboard page of the online permitting system will display a PERMIT NUMBER upon issuance (e.g., HWD-20-xxxxx, HWT-20-xxxxx, etc.).  Work can commence once the permit card has been issued.