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)
The primary function of the Inspectional Services / Building Department is to enforce state codes relative to:
- Change of use of habitable and non-habitable structures
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.