Inspectional Services Department
*Inspector of Buildings: Glenn Clohecy
*Inspector of Wires: John Thompson
*Plumbing/Gas Inspector: Stanley Kulacz
Administrative Assistant: Mary Lou Tingle
* Positions are appointed annually by the Board of Selectmen
- Telephone: (978) 887-1522
Fax # (978) 887-1540
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday to Thursday 7:00am to 12:00pm
Inspector of Buildings:
- Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am to 11:00am
Inspector of Wires:
- Office open: Tues. & Thur. 8:00am - 9:00am
Inspections: Tues. & Thur. 9:00am
- Office open: Tuesday & Thursday 7:00am to 8:00am
Inspections: Tues. & Thur. 8:00am
Inspector of Buildings
The Inspector of Buildings issues or withholds permits, reviews enforcement requests, ensures compliance with municipal regulations and administers the Massachusetts State Building Code (780 CMR). Pertinent laws within the direct jurisdiction of the Inspector of Buildings include but are not limited to:
- Local Zoning Regulations;
- The Subdivision Control Act;
- Mass. Gen. Law Ch. 40, & 54, governing water supply;
- Mass. Gen. Law Ch. 40, & 54A, governing former railroad rights of way;
- The Wetlands Act;
- The State Sanitary Code;
- Local Board of Health regulations.
Inspector of Wires
The Inspector of Wires primary function is ensuring compliance with the National Electrical Code and 527 CMR 12.00 (Massachusetts Amendments) for all wiring within the Town and also for compliance with the approved plans and permit application. He is also responsible for supervising every wire over or under streets or buildings and every wire designed to carry electric light, heat or power current in new construction, except as otherwise provided by law.[return to top]
The Plumbing/Gas Inspector's primary responsibility is ensuring compliance with the State Plumbing Code (MGL ch. 142) as adopted and amended by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters. Furthermore the Plumbing/Gas Inspector inspects and tests plumbing systems in the process of installation or alteration for compliance with legal requirements with regards to tightness of joints, piping material and sizing, safety devices, trapping and venting of drains, defective or unsanitary fixtures, sanitary drainage and for compliance with the approved plans and permit application.
Administrative Assistant[return to top]
The Administrative Assistant is typically the first contact made within the department. The Administrative Assistant deals directly with the public, town officials, state officials, other town departments/boards and commissions. This position is responsible for coordinating inspections for all of the inspectors within the department as well as accepting and reviewing applications for the three inspectors for accuracy and completion.
Applications for building, electrical, plumbing and gas permits are available during all Town Hall hours. We have blank applications in a file outside our door on the second floor. Projects vary greatly, and consequently so does the application approval process. Some projects are reviewed by other town departments, boards or commissions prior to a permit being issued. Please call the office if you have questions regarding the requirements of your project.
Projects are different and require inspections at different times during the construction. You will be informed of the required inspections at the time you are issued the permit. Remember it is your responsibility to make sure all of the required inspections are requested. Please make sure you understand which inspections are required for your project.
NOTE: All permits must be finalized, the project is not complete unless all required inspections have been performed and approved by the respective inspector.