Building Inspectional Services

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


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