Boston Building Inspector in Boston Massachusetts

Address and phone number for Boston Building Inspector, a Building Inspector, at Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA.

Boston Building Inspector
1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02118
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

About the Boston Building Inspector

The Boston Building Inspector, located in Boston, MA, ensures that building construction complies with Boston building codes and regulations. These building codes establish standards for constructing buildings, including design requirements, building material specifications, parking requirements, trade regulations for electrical and plumbing work, and natural disaster resistance. The Building Inspector also oversees inspections to ensure buildings meet code. The Building Inspector, sometimes called the Building Official, often works in the Boston Building Department.

You may contact the Building Inspector for questions about:
  • Boston building inspections
  • Building codes and violations in Boston, MA
  • Building permits and permitting process
  • The building inspection process
  • Filing a complaint about safety violations
  • Building, elevator, and fire code compliance in Massachusetts
Building Permits and the Permitting Process

Before beginning a construction or renovation project in Boston, the Building Inspector must approve the building plan and issue any required permits. These include construction, relocation, and demolition permits, which often require an inspection of the construction plan or site. The Building Inspector keeps records on permits, which may be available to the public.

Boston Construction & Plan Inspections

The Boston Building Inspector inspects new construction, renovations, and remodels. At the start of a project, the Building Inspector approves building plans and blueprints to ensure compliance with Suffolk County and Massachusetts building codes. The Building Inspector also monitors and inspects projects to ensure they follow approved plans and meet building code requirements. Inspections include mechanical, plumbing, and electrical inspections. Non-compliant projects can receive a building code violation notice from the Building Inspector, which may include a stop work order. At the conclusion of a project, the Building Inspector conducts a final inspection and issues an occupancy permit.

Boston Building Inspections

In addition to conducting inspections on construction, the Building Inspector also reviews existing structures in Boston to verify they meet occupancy requirements in the case of damage from a fire, a natural disaster, or an accident. The Building Inspector also oversees elevator inspections to monitor compliance with local code. In the case of a complaint or referral from Boston law enforcement, the Suffolk County Building Inspector conducts inspections of suspected safety violations. Contact the Building Inspector for more information about filing a complaint for suspected code violations.

Fire Inspections

In Suffolk County, the Building Inspector works with Fire Inspectors to ensure compliance with local fire codes. Fire inspections determine whether new construction meets code and also evaluates buildings after a fire causes damage.

Contact the Boston Building Inspector

You may contact the Boston Building Inspector by calling 617-635-5312, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Boston Building Inspector, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, 02118.

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