Starting a Business in Wakefield Guide

Starting a Business in Wakefield Guide

1.) Determine the applicable permit process

Make an appointment with the Town Planner, Paul Reavis, to register and discuss your business.  Paul can be reached by phone at 781-246-6397.

2.) ZBA\Planning Board Application

After meeting with Town Planner fill our any of the required applications from the Zoning Board of Appeals and or Planning Board

3.) Businesses that sell or prepare food.

Contact the Wakefield Health Department


4.) Permits and Inspections

5.) B/town-clerk/pages/applications-forms-fees-licenses-certificatesusiness Certificate Applications - Town Clerk's Office

6.) Licenses by the Board of Selectman

General Licenses 

Alcoholic Beverages

7.) Certificates of Occupancy

8.) Permit and License Renewals

Health Department

Health Department Website

Food Related Business

Use the Quick Links below to access helpful information for food establishments.

Quick Links
MA Merged Food Code Starting a Food Business
Certified Food Manager Certification Renovating a Food Business
Allergen Awareness Training Regulations & Fees
Food Safety at Fairs & Festivals Applications
Emergency Guide for Food Establishments  

Allergen Awareness