City Council Filings – Special Permits

The Office of the City Clerk provides administrative support to the City Council. Petitions should be prepared with as much information as possible, including plans and exhibits, to assist the City Council and other boards in reviewing this matter. Petitions must be filed with the Office of the City Clerk by 1:00 p.m. on the Thursday before a Regular Meeting of the City Council to be read into the record at that meeting.


For a list of all City Council filing fees, go to:  Woburn City Council Filing Fees. In addition to the filing fees, a $300.00 Advertising and Mailing Charge will be added to all fees.

Special Permits

The process for obtaining a special permit from the City Council is governed by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A and the 1985 Woburn Zoning Ordinances, as amended. You can download a petition for a special permit, associated documents and more information at the links below:

Special Permit Petition

Special Permit with Site Plan Review Petition

Other Information

In order to complete a petition, you may need information from other city departments.

For information about the abutters list, including fees and an online request form, go to: Obtaining an Abutters List.

For more information on obtaining a Treasurer/Collector’s certificate, go to: Certification of Treasurer/Collector.