Ipswich Building Inspector in Ipswich Massachusetts

Address and phone number for Ipswich Building Inspector, a Building Inspector, at Green Street, Ipswich MA.


Name
Ipswich Building Inspector
Address
25 Green Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts, 01938
Phone
978-356-6605
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Sun 12:00 AM-5:00 PM

About the Ipswich Building Inspector

The Ipswich Building Inspector, located in Ipswich, MA, ensures that building construction complies with Ipswich 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 Ipswich Building Department.

You may contact the Building Inspector for questions about:
  • Ipswich building inspections
  • Building codes and violations in Ipswich, 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 Ipswich, 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.

Ipswich Construction & Plan Inspections

The Ipswich 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 Essex 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.

Ipswich Building Inspections

In addition to conducting inspections on construction, the Building Inspector also reviews existing structures in Ipswich 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 Ipswich law enforcement, the Essex 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 Essex 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 Ipswich Building Inspector

You may contact the Ipswich Building Inspector by calling 978-356-6605, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Ipswich Building Inspector, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts, 01938.


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