Building Department - Permits / Inspections

Building Department Office open by Appointment Only

Please continue to call the office, use the Town Hall Drop Box (near the parking lot entrance), regular mail, and email to conduct as much business as possible.

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE AS FOLLOWS:

  • Monday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: No appointments.Caution
  • **NOTE: Signed / Issued Building Permit Job Cards are available for pick up at Town Hall, basement level at the bottom of the stairs. Self service - no appointment required.

VISITING TOWN HALL / MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

  • Appointments can be made by filling out a Request an Appointment form. Staff will contact you to confirm a date and time.
  • Each appointment has a time limit of 15 minutes.
  • You will not be admitted without an appointment. No walk-ins permitted.
  • No more than one person permitted at the service counter at a time.
  • Face coverings and social distancing required.
  • You can also reach the Building Commissioner at 774-696-2359.

Working without a Residential Building Permit on location will result in a $300 fine plus double the permit fee.

Working without a Commercial Building Permit on location will result in a $500 fine plus double the permit fee.

Building permits are not accepted by mail and will be returned to the sender.


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Please fill out forms completely. If you have any questions please contact the Building Commissioners Office at 508-949-3800, ext. 4005.

Important

Note: Permits cannot be mailed in. Signatures need to be obtained from other offices - please contact the building department to see what signatures are needed. All incomplete applications will be returned.

Building Permit Fees

  • Additions - Residential
  • Additions- Commercial
  • Fire Damage Repairs
    • Residential - $8 per thousand based on estimated cost
    • Commercial - $10 per thousand based on estimated cost
    • Occupancy Permit Included
  • New Construction - Commercial
  • New Construction - Residential
  • Garages

Minimum Flat Fees

Permit
Fee
Demolition - Residential
$125
Demolition - Commercial
$175
Fences
$45
Liquor License Fees
$100
Open Decks
$75
Pools
$75
Roofing/Siding and Window Replacement
$75 Each
Signs
$100
Storage Sheds (120 Square Feet and Over)
$60
Temporary Trailer
$100
Wood Stoves
$35

Additional Information

Note: Anyone starting without a building permit, fee is doubled. Storage building accessory to a single family residence or two family less than 120 square feet is exempt from a building permit. No permit is required; however, zoning requirements must be met.