Building Department - Permits / Inspections

VISITING TOWN HALL - KIOSK OPEN, OFFICES CLOSED, STAFF AVAILABLE, DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY

  • November 30, 2020

    Town Hall offices are closed to the public at this time. A kiosk has been set up in the hallway off the entrance from the parking lot for people to drop off or pick up materials. The kiosk hours are:

    • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
    • Fridays - The building is closed.
  • Face masks and social distancing required at all times. The Drop Off Box next to the building in parking lot area is available at all times.

    Staff is available via phone and email during regular business hours

    • Monday - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Friday - 8:00 a.m. to Noon.
  • You can reach the Building Commissioner at (774) 696-2359.

    CLICK HERE for a directory including phone numbers and email addresses.

    Thank you and stay safe. 

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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  1. Building
  2. Electrical
  3. Plumbing


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

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

Minimum Flat Fees

NOTE: IF YOUR PROJECT COST IS MORE THAN $10,000 THE MINIMUM FLAT FEE WILL NO LONGER APPLY

PermitFee
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.