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Building Division

The Inspector of Buildings oversees all Building Permits, Inspection Activities, Plans and Zoning Reviews and the Board of Appeal hearings and decisions. 

 

Zoning

Plans examiners guide the project through the permitting process and ensure compliance with applicable codes.

Appeals

If a permit cannot be issued due to a code violation, you may apply for an appeal.


Announcements

  • NEW Solar Permitting Guide for Contractors

    Before doing proposed work on a solar facility, homeowners or installers must complete either a short-form or long-form building permit application. Stay informed of zoning, historic districting, and other requirements listed in the solar permitting guide, below.

    Solar Permitting Guide

    Solar PV Information for Contractors

  • Change to Use of Premises Application Process

    Effective Friday, February, 1, 2013, The Inspectional Services Department can no longer accept the Use of Premises applications for Residential Parking before Public Works Department approval.

    More Information

Hours and Directions

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 
    8:00am - 4:00pm


    Thursday Evening:
    Building Division Only 
    8:00am - 7:00pm



    Please note that the cashier closes 15 minutes prior to closing.


  • Building & Structures Division

    1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 5th floor
    Boston, MA 02118
    Tel: 617-635-5300
    Fax: 617-635-5360
     

    Plans & Zoning Division
    Tel: 617-635-5300
    Fax: 617-635-5399

    Building Division Contacts