We are pleased to announce that you can now apply for Plumbing, Gas, & Electical Permits online through our ViewPoint portal!!
You can scan this QR code to apply on your phone:
Effective Immediately: For all Plumbing and Gas Inspections, please contact the Building Department Directly at 978-874-7407.
Or you can use this website address:
All paper permits can still be submitted through the building department. You can access the blank applications on our website through "Building Dept" - "Downloadable Forms" or permits are available at the Building Dept.
Board of Building Regulations and Standards
Advisory - November 4, 2020
Office of Public Safety and Inspections
Ninth Editions Energy Code
Members of the Board of Building Regulations & Standards (BBRS) votes November 7, 2020 as the end of concurrency period for the Ninth Edition Amendment to the Energy Code based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
The concurrency period has allowed building permit applicants to choose to have their design conform to the 2015 IECC with Massachusetts Amendments beginning on February 7 2020, the effective date of the 2018 IECC. The Board's action includes voting an emergency code change, on July 14, 2020, to extend the concurrency period beyond August 7, 2020. The end of the concurrency period means that building permit applications submitted to the building official after November 7, 2020, for work regulated by the energy code provisions in 780 CMR, will need to conform to the 2018 IECC and the Massachusetts Amendments.
See base energy code amendments at: https://www.mass.gov/regulations/780-CMR-ninth-edition-chapter-13-energy-efficiency-amendments
And residential amendments at: https://www.mass.gov/regulations/780-CMR-ninth-edition-residential-chapter-11-energy-efficiency-amendments
Duties and Responsibilities
The Building & Zoning Enforcement Department continues to improve customer service, streamline permitting and enhance technology throughout all operations. This Department will now further focus activities on exemplary customer service oriented toward building construction and code inspection services in accordance with Massachusetts' State Building Code, Electrical Code, Plumbing/Gas Code and the Town of Westminster's Zoning By-Law.