Building Department - Inspectional Services

Permits and Inspections

Due to rising concerns over COVID-19 field inspections of electric, plumbing, gas and building permits will be LIMITED. PLEASE SEE OUR CONSTRUCTION SITE POLICY IN THE SIDEBAR TO THE LEFT. 

  • We will be conducting exterior inspections and emergency inspections only (public safety inspections for fires or unsafe structures). Interior as specified below.
  • Siding, services, trench, roof, foundation, footing and other exterior inspections that do not require entry will continue.
  • Interior Inspections: Depending on the complexity of the project, alternative inspection methods, such as Facetime, video or photos may be accepted but not guaranteed. Please call the main office number to inquire.
  • Our online permitting system is still up and running. You may still apply for all permits online. Any questions please contact us.

State COVID-19 Construction site guidelines and compliance requirements can be found  HERE

FOR UP TO DATE Local COVID-19  information please click HERE 

Per the Governor's orders local bars and restaurants are not allowed to open for on site consumption of food or beverage and social gathering are limited to no more than 25 people. Please visit our local Walpole establishments for take-out to assist them in this difficult time. 

Check out our online permits and permit search! All permits are available online. We also have express permits available same day (specific permit types). Plumbing and Electrical permits are also available online. Go to "Building Permits, Applications and Forms" on the left to access our permitting system.

Member ICC

The Building Department has an open door policy. If a citizen, taxpayer, homeowner, etc., has a question or concern, please give our staff a call so we can address the matter.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS ARE DONE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF: 7:00 AM TO 9:00 AM - Monday - Friday
PLUMBING & GAS INSPECTIONS ARE DONE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF : 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Monday - Friday

TO SCHEDULE BUILDING, ELECTRIC,GAS or PLUMBING INSPECTION PLEASE CALL THE MAIN NUMBER AT 508-660-7324. If you have a question for the Electrical or Plumbing/Gas Inspector you can call their shared line at 508-660-7322 and leave a message. They will return your call the next time they are in the office. 

BUILDING INSPECTIONS ARE DONE BETWEEN THE HOURS OF:

10:00 AM TO 12:OO PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday - Thursday

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friday

Building, Electric and Plumbing inspections on weekends and before hours by request. Applicable fee must be paid.

Building and Commercial Permit applications are accepted during regular business hours. Siding, window and doors as well as kitchen and bath with no structural work available online. Apply Online for a Permit  - Click here

Electrical, Plumbing, Gas, Roofing, Windows and Siding permits are available for on-line permitting. Apply Online for a Permit - Click here

A building inspector need not be present in the office for someone to submit a permit application. If you call or come into the office to talk with an inspector, and one is not available, please feel free to leave your name and phone number. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

A Word of Advice from the Building Inspector
Protect Your Investment!!!!!

Always obtain quotes from a minimum of three contractors. Check to make sure the contractors have the necessary licenses, insurance, etc. Have the contractor supply you with a list of references. Check out these references, don't ignore them. They can be an excellent source of information about the contractor. Check with the Better Business Bureau and the Massachusetts Attorney General as well as the Board of Building Regulations(License info) and Consumer Affairs (HIC registrations) to see if any complaints have been filed against the contractor in the past. Then make your best decision from the information you collect. If you follow these few steps you may avoid costly delays or problems in the future.

 

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Michael Yanovitch Building Commissioner (508) 660-7326
James Crowley Deputy Building Commissioner (508)-660-6347
Robert Dougan Deputy Building Inspector (508) 906-3513
Diane Piazza Staff Assistant (508) 660-6348
Jack Lee Plumbing & Gas Inspector (508) 660-7322
Brian Leary Electrical Inspector (508) 660-7322

Board Members