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The Building Inspectors are mandated by local ordinances and state law to fulfill very specific rules and regulations. They are responsible for the enforcement of the: - Massachusetts State Building Code - Handicapped access regulations - Zoning ordinances - Certain sections of Massachusetts General Law

The Inspectional Services Department is mandated by local ordinances and state law to fulfill very specific rules and regulations regarding the safe construction of buildings, certifications of structures – residential and commercial, habitability of dwelling units, enforcement of state sanitary codes, testing of weighing devices, signage, and occupancy permits as well as enforcing the City of Fall River Zoning Ordinances.

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