The Building Department is responsible for the permitting and
oversight of all aspects of building construction, zoning enforcement, sign
codes, site plan review and permitting and inspection activities related to
electrical, gas and plumbing codes. Many of the functions of the Department are mandated by the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, including enforcement and implementation of the state
building code, the state zoning act, the state gas and plumbing codes, and
the state architectural access code. Additional local codes and standards
must also be enforced.