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Use the height of the highest point of the roof above the foundation plus the weighted average of the finished grade to the top of the foundation. This cannot exceed the Town of Dover Bylaw, Section 5.2 Schedule of Dimensional Requirements maximum of 35 feet.
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You need a building permit for any project to your home that is not cosmetic.
You need a permit if the fence is over 7 feet in height.
A permit is needed for one-story detached accessory buildings used as tool sheds, playhouses, and similar uses, provided the floor area exceeds 200 square feet.
The Zoning Enforcing Officer will check the Schedule of Dimensional Requirements of the Town of Dover for you.
The State board has interpreted the law and the electrical code to require that a photovoltaic system as defined by 527 CMR 12, Article 690.2 and associated apparatus such as but not limited to frames, racks and modules must be assembled and installed by a licensed electrician. This is strictly enforced.