Building Department

The mission of the Building Department is to provide minimum requirements to safeguard life or limb, health, and public welfare and the protection of property as it relates to these safeguards by regulating and controlling the design, construction, prefabrication, equipment or appliance installation, quality of materials, use, occupancy location and repair of all structures; through uniform building laws granting full justice to all building materials on a fair basis of true merits of each material; and to development on a sound economic basis for the future growth of our community through unbiased and equitable dealing with building construction.

Effective January 1, 2018 the Ninth edition of the State Builidng Code is in full effect, this reflects the 2015 International Codes as published by the ICC (2015 IBC, IRC, IEBC, IMC, IECCC, ISPSC, IFC). All building permits received after January 1, 2018 will be required to adhere to the new code.   

Stretch Code Effective January 1, 2016 - see Stretch Code Compliance Sheet under supplemental information(2015 IEEC)

ViewPermit - Online Permit Applications: Building, Electrical, Gas, Plumbing and Sheet Metal permitting is now available using ViewPermit.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Roland J. Bernier Building Commissioner / Zoning Officer (978) 540-2420
Michelle Cobleigh Assistant Zoning Officer/Permit Coordinator (978) 540-2420
Bill Morehouse Electrical Inspector (978) 486-0167
Edward Sullivan Gas / Plumbing Inspector (978) 540-2423