The Inspector of Buildings issues permits, reviews enforcement requests, ensures compliance with municipal regulations and administers the Massachusetts State Building Code (780 CMR).

Certificate of Occupancy

A certificate of occupancy serves as proof that a property has complied with all standards and codes and is now fit for occupancy.

Certificates of Inspections

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Building Code, 780 CMR 110 states: 110.7 Inspection and certification of specified use groups: The building official shall periodically inspect and certify buildings and structures or parts thereof in accordance with Table 110 entitled Schedule for Periodic Inspections of Existing Buildings. Such buildings shall not be occupied or continue to be occupied without a valid certificate of inspection.


  • Places of Assembly –Theater, Library, Lecture Hall
  • Educational Buildings
  • Religious Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Day Care Facilities
  • Hotels and Extended Stays
  • Public Swimming Pools


Inspections are performed by a building inspector. An owner or agent must be present for inspection. These inspections are conducted annually or every two or five years - will be established after inspection is complete. Inspections include but not limited to the following:

  • Multi-family buildings having 3 units or more.
  • Old Fire Escape
  • Common areas
  • Exterior Porches
  • Egress Doors and Hardware
  • Stairways and Handrails
  • Smoke/CO Detectors and Fire Alarms
  • Emergency Lights & Exit Signs