Building Inspectional Services

The Department of Building Inspectional Services includes the Building Inspector, Gas and Plumbing Inspector, Wiring Inspector, and the Sheet Metal Inspector.

Role 

The Department of Building Inspectional Services:

  • Enforces the Massachusetts Building Codes, 780 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (C.M.R.)
  • Assists homeowners and contractors in obtaining the proper permits for particular projects
  • Oversees from start to finish all permitted projects including, conducting necessary inspections and the issuance of completion and/or occupancy certificate
  • Works closely with the Zoning Enforcement Officer

Considering a Home Improvement Project?

A Building Permit Is Required for: 

  • Additions and Repairs
  • Decks of All Sizes 
  • Pools Both Above ground and In-ground
  • Roofing of Any Kind 
  • Sheds of All Sizes
  • Siding of Any Kind 
  • Windows Both New and Replacement