Building Department

The Building, Plumbing/Gas, and Electrical Inspectors are only in the office from 8:00am to 9:00am.  There is no voicemail on their phone lines!  You must call between 8:00am and 9:00am to speak to an inspector.  You can find their contact information in the right hand column.


The mission of the Building Department is to assist the general public and to ensure their health and safety, enforcement of the State Building Code and the Town’s Zoning By-Law, as well as plumbing, gas, electrical, sign, and other codes and by-laws pertaining to property and structures.  The Building Department reviews plans, issues permits, and inspects all new and altered buildings to ensure compliance with all codes.  The Building Department is responsible for inspection and certification of schools, hospitals, churches, places of assembly, etc.  The Building Department is also responsible for the administration of the zoning by-law regulating land use, sitting of buildings, and building use.  


The building department will be performing inspections at the discretion of the inspector.  Inspectors may be reached Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 9:00am by calling (781) 721-7115.