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Building inspectors are responsible for the enforcement of the:

  • Massachusetts State Building Code
  • Handicapped access regulations
  • Zoning ordinances
  • Certain sections of Massachusetts General Law


Inspectors issue a variety of permits for buildings, wiring, plumbing, gas and signs and are in charge of managing:

  • Plan reviews
  • On-site inspections for all aspects of construction, alterations, and repairs
  • Changes of use and occupancy
  • Demolitions
  • Zoning violations
  • Annual safety inspections for certain businesses open to the public.


Building permits must be obtained before construction begins.


New Residential Construction


Residential Remodeling


New Commercial Construction


Commercial Remodeling


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