Office of Planning & Building

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Office of Planning & Building
19 Moore Street
Belmont, MA 02478

The Office of Planning and Building consists of the following divisions:

Planning Division

(617) 993-2666

Building Division

(617) 993-2664


Electrical Division

(617) 993-2661


Plumbing and Gas Division

(617) 993-2662


The Planning Division provides professional "in-house" planning services to the Town offering guidance on land use issues to the Board of Selectmen and the Town Administrator. The division staffs the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, and other temporary land use study committees established by the Town. The division represents the Town at regional and state meetings involving land use matters. The division also works closely with other town departments seeking grants for historic preservation, affordable housing, open space, and transportation.

The Building Division oversees and inspects all building construction within the Town. Any building work beyond the scope of ordinary repair requires a building permit. These construction activities are regulated by the Massachusetts State Building Code. The Code is enforced and interpreted in Belmont by the Inspector of Buildings. Any questions or requests for clarification can be made by calling 617-993-2664 or by going to the office directly.

The Electrical Division inspector's office hours are from Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m.; he conducts inspections from 8:30 p.m.–11:30 a.m. If you would like to speak with him or schedule an inspection, please call 617-993-2661 during his office hours.
The Plumbing and Gas Division inspector's office hours are Monday-Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; he conducts inspections from 1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. If you would like to speak with him or schedule an inspection, please call 617-993-2662 during his office hours.
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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Christopher Ryan Director and Town Planner (617) 993-2650
Ara Yogurtian Inspector of Buildings (617) 993-2650
Slater Panosian Building Inspector (617) 993-2655
Peter Maher Plumbing & Gas Fitting Inspector (617) 993-2662
Vincent Rushe Electrical Inspector (617) 993-2661
Delia Ferguson Staff Planner (617) 993 2669