Contact Info

Building Inspectional Services
37 Main Street
Charlton, MA 01507
P: 508-248-2241
Email

Gas/Plumbing Inspector
P: 508-248-2213
Wiring Inspector
P: 508-248-2235

Office Hours

Mon, Wed, Thu
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri
CLOSED

Meetings

N/A

Building Inspectional Services Directory

Staff
Curtis Meskus
Building Commissioner
Nancy Shields
Administrative Assistant

Peter D. Starkus
Gas/Plumbing Inspector
P: 508-248-2213

Joseph Ostrowski
Wiring Inspector
P: 508-248-2235
Thomas Keller
Asst. Wiring Inspector
Building Inspectional Services

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

The Department of Building Inspectional Services enforce the Massachusetts Building Codes, 780 C.M.R. Assist homeowners and contractors in obtaining the proper permits for particular projects. Oversee 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 Office.

Considering a home improvement project?
A Building Permit is required for:

Sheds of all sizes
Decks of all sizes
Pools both aboveground and Inground
Roofing of any kind
Siding of any kind
Windows both new and replacement
Additions and repairs

Sheet Metal:

Forms:

Application for a Building Permit Other Than a One or Two Family Dwelling
Application to Demolish an Existing Structure
Application and Rules for the Charlton Community Sign Board at Bond Square
Application for a Sheet Metal Permit
Application for a Sign Permit
Window Schedule Worksheet

Accessory Permit 1 & 2 Family
Used for:
  • Sheds
  • Pools
  • Roofing, Siding, Replacement Windows
  • Fences, Retaining walls
  • Interior remodeling and Improvements
  • Solid Fuel Burning Appliances (aka pellet, wood and coal stove)
Additions, Remodeling, New dwellings
Used for:
  • Additions
  • Major remodeling
  • Garages
  • Sunrooms
  • Screen rooms
  • Decks and Porches
  • New homes up to 2 Family
Information:

Fee Chart
FAQ and Answers Guidance for APA Portal Bracing
Guidance for EPA Lead Safety Rule
Guidance for Fences
Guidance for Protector and Repair Plates
Guidance for Residential Deck Construction
Guidance for Sheds and Small Out Buildings

Notes From the Commish:

Basements, Bedrooms and Other Problems
Contractors Working on Your Home
Job of the Office
Off the Grid
Pools, Decks and Other Summer Fun
Pools, Decks and Other Summer Fun Continued
Retaining Walls
Signs
Solid Flue-Fired Appliances AKA Wood and Pellet Stoves
The Building Code Alphabet
The Zoning Alphabet
Winter
Winter Heating Tips
You, Your Home and Contractors
Zoning - A Primer

Directions for Application for a Building Permit: Application for a Building Permit Other Than a One or Two Family Dwelling
Application to Demolish an Existing Structure
Application for a Sheet Metal Permit
Application for a Sign Permit
Window Schedule Worksheet
Announcements

Guidance for the 2017 Energy Code

Online Permits

Online Permits FAQ and Instructions: Charlton Project Guide

The 8th edition is here

Effective date of code editions

Customer Service Survey - Inspectional Services Department. Please tell us how our Inspectional Services Department is doing. Fill out the attached form and return it to the Town Administrator, 37 Main St., Charlton MA 01507, email to Robin Craver or fax it to 508-248-2374.

Forms and Documents
FAQs

Links
Debris Disposal Reqs: Worker's Comp. Insurance: