Building Departments in Framingham, Massachusetts

There are 2 Building Departments in Framingham, Massachusetts, serving a population of 71,232 people in an area of 26 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 35,616 people, and 1 Building Department per 12 square miles.

In Massachusetts, Framingham is ranked 118th of 585 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 115th of 585 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Framingham Building Departments

Find Framingham, Massachusetts building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Framingham Planning Department 150 Concord Street Framingham, MA

Framingham Zoning 150 Concord Street Framingham, MA

About the Framingham Building Department

Building Departments in Framingham, MA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Framingham DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Framingham, Massachusetts building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Framingham building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Framingham, MA zoning laws and requirements

Framingham Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Framingham Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Framingham Residential Housing Units
 FraminghamMiddlesex County
Total Housing Units29,332632,582
Occupied Housing Units28,189 (96.1%)600,032 (94.9%)
Framingham Occupied Residential Buildings
 FraminghamMiddlesex County
Single-Family Detached Homes14,630 (51.9%)294,774 (49.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,479 (5.2%)38,504 (6.4%)
2 Apartments1,921 (6.8%)73,501 (12.2%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,936 (6.9%)51,159 (8.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments948 (3.4%)29,079 (4.8%)
10 or More Apartments7,243 (25.7%)110,914 (18.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing32 (0.1%)2,101 (0.4%)
Framingham Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 FraminghamMiddlesex County
2014 or Later230 (0.8%)7,753 (1.3%)
2010 to 2013312 (1.1%)11,861 (2.0%)
2000 to 2009771 (2.7%)39,946 (6.7%)
1980 to 19994,625 (16.4%)100,799 (16.8%)
1960 to 19799,431 (33.5%)132,081 (22.0%)
1940 to 19597,904 (7,904.0%)107,227 (107,227.0%)
1939 or Earlier4,916 (17.4%)200,365 (33.4%)
Framingham Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 FraminghamMiddlesex County
1 Room737 (2.6%)12,908 (2.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms15,532 (55.1%)356,342 (59.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms7,771 (27.6%)181,236 (30.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms7,890 (28.0%)169,857 (28.3%)
8 or More Rooms6,254 (22.2%)155,058 (25.8%)
Framingham Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 FraminghamMiddlesex County
No Bedroom854 (3.0%)14,641 (2.4%)
1 Bedroom5,544 (19.7%)82,084 (13.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms15,532 (55.1%)356,342 (59.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms6,259 (22.2%)146,965 (24.5%)
Framingham Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 FraminghamMiddlesex County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities27,943 (99.1%)598,006 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities27,776 (98.5%)595,859 (99.3%)