I have found a lot of posts where people have been successful getting permits in various MA towns. Has anyone been successful in Methuen? I was told I had to have a completely separate commercial kitchen in my home.
AHello, I am in Dracut and I was asked to have a separate kitchen too. I turned a garage into a kitchen.]
I'm right outside of Boston, and my town allows you to use your own kitchen but there's rules and regulations as to what you can/cannot have. I can't be licensed because I have dogs. If I wanted to, I'd have to build a separate kitchen.
Sounds like you might need a separate kitchen. My town allows for in-home baking but the next town over does not, because they have septic tanks and well water.
Call the Methuen Health Dept; they'll let you know their policy. Every town in MA is different it seems. I'm in Newburyport and had no problem getting my home kitchen licensed.