INSPECTION UPDATE!! There will be no inspections performed with the building inspector Friday June 26th and the week of June 29th.
Due to COVID-19 no regularly scheduled inspections will be conducted until further notice. This does not waive the required inspections for the project to proceed. Inspections are at the discretion of the inspector, for assistance please contact the inspector directly.
WE APOLOGIZE THAT OUR OFFICES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. EXPRESS PERMITTING IS AVAILABLE ONLINE TO CONTRACTORS THAT ARE REGISTERED. FOR NON-EXPRESS PERMITS WE KINDLY ASK THAT YOU MAIL YOUR PERMIT APPLICATIONS OR DROP THEM OFF AT THE DESIGNATED BOX IN FRONT OF THE HOMER BUILDING (DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS) IF YOU NEED A DUMPSTER PERMIT PLEASE INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL CHECK FOR $35.00. OUR STAFF ARE CONTINUING TO PROCESS AND ISSUE PERMITS.
Office of Community Development
19 Moore Street
Belmont, MA 02478
The Building Division is responsible for enforcing several state and local rules and regulations including the Massachusetts State Building Code and the Town of Belmont Zoning By-laws. For information about the Massachusetts State Building Code, Licensed Contractors or the Home Improvement Contractors program, check out the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards.
Building permit review and approval averages 1-2 weeks. Our review process includes a thorough review of all projects for compliance with the Massachusetts State Building Code and the Town of Belmont Zoning By-Laws. In addition, verification from the Treasurer's Office that all taxes owed to the Town, by both the property owner and the contractor, have been paid.
It is important to remember that all permit applications and supporting paperwork must be properly completed before a permit is issued. If you are doing an addition, structural work, increasing the habitable space or number of bedrooms please submit with the building inspectors during their office hours.
If you are considering a project, call the Building Division for information on required permits.
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