Building Inspection

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Inspection Department Responsibilities


The Department of Building Inspection is tasked with the following duties:
  • Building permit issuance
  • Clerical and technical support to the Board of Review
  • Depository of crucial data on building and mechanical construction, Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) permit history, engineering data, zoning and subdivision history, and similar data. The changing regulatory climate and developments in the building trades and construction industry requires that each member of the department engage in continuing education to stay current on the latest developments in their field
  • Enforcement of the following codes and ordinances:
    • Minimum Housing Code
    • Regulations that protect the handicapped and the disabled
    • Zoning Ordinance
  • Inspections:
    • Building
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • Plumbing
  • Other projects at the direction of the council and/or the administrator
  • Plan review
  • Primary resource to the other town departments on issues affecting their physical plant and the town's parks and recreation areas. This extends to regular safety and maintenance inspections at town playgrounds
  • Significant interface with a variety of state agencies including CRMC and DEM
  • Significant interface with the public