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Licenses & Permits




Anyone excavating in the Town of Scarborough is required to obtain an annual Excavating License. The fee for obtaining an Excavating License is $150. It is effective January through December of the year purchased.

Excavating License Online Form

Excavating Permit Online Form

Proof of insurance must be included with the application. A copy of the insurance certificate naming the "Town of Scarborough" as additional insured is required (see illustration below).

Insurance Example

In addition to the license, any road openings made in the Town of Scarborough require an Excavating Permit. One permit may be granted per location at a charge of $80.00 per permit, plus any additional road maintenance fees. No person or utility shall be granted a permit to excavate or open a street or sidewalk during the period of November 1st through April 15th of the following year, unless an emergency or special condition exists and permission is obtained from the Town.

For more information, please contact Public Works or refer to the Street Opening Ordinance linked below.

Street Opening Ordinance

Driveway Coordination

A Driveway Permit Coordination Form must be submitted to the Public Works Department before a building permit can be issued by the Planning and Code Enforcement department. A fee of $25.00 will be charged for each coordination form.

Please Note: Forms may be completed and saved (with changes) in your browser, or by first downloading to your device.

Driveway Coordination Form


For a complete list of license, permit, and application fees, refer to the Town ordinance linked below.

Schedule of Fees Ordinance

Questions? Contact us at or (207) 730-4400.