Inspectional Services

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The Inspectional Services / Building Department also issues permits for:

Please note that all building permits are now being done online. See Online Services on the City’s website home page. Inspectors are available Monday - Friday 8:30 to 9:30 am and Monday - Thursday 1 to 2 pm, by appointment only.

Ninth Edition of the State Building Code (PDF)

Code Enforcement

The primary function of the Inspectional Services / Building Department is to enforce state codes relative to:

  • Building
  • Change of use of habitable and non-habitable structures
  • Demolition
  • Remodeling
  • Renovation

Each code is unique and is derived from Massachusetts General Laws and/or City Ordinances. All are designed for public protection and to ensure the health and safety of citizens.