Bristol County Building Department

Find Bristol County Massachusetts building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Acushnet Building Department 122-130 Main Street Acushnet Center MA 02743 508-998-0225


Assonet Building Department 3 North Main Street Freetown MA 02702 508-644-2202

Attleboro Planning Department 77 Park Street Attleboro MA 02703 508-222-3047

Dighton Building Department 979 Somerset Avenue Dighton MA 02715 508-669-4524

Dighton Planning Department 979 Somerset Avenue Dighton MA 02715 508-669-6636

Fairhaven Building Department 40 Center Street Fairhaven MA 02719 508-979-4019

Fall River Planning Department 1 Government Center Fall River MA 02720 508-324-2561

Mansfield Planning Department 6 Park Row Mansfield MA 02048 508-261-7363

New Bedford Zoning 133 William Street New Bedford MA 02740 508-979-1495

Norton Building Department 70 East Main Street Norton MA 02766 508-285-0280

Norton Planning and Zoning Department 70 East Main Street Norton MA 02766 508-285-0278

Raynham City Planning Department 558 S Main St Raynham MA 02767 508-824-2745

Rehoboth Building Department 320 Anawan Street Rehoboth MA 02769 508-252-3335

Rehoboth Town Zoning 148 Peck Street Rehoboth MA 02769 508-252-6891

Swansea Planning Department 68 Stevens Road Swansea MA 02777 508-324-6730

Swansea Zoning 68 Stevens Road Swansea MA 02777 508-674-5731

Westport Building Department 856 Main Road North Westport MA 02790 508-636-1035

About the Bristol County Building Department

Building Departments in Bristol County, 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 Bristol County 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:
  • Bristol County, Massachusetts building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Bristol County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Bristol County, MA zoning laws and requirements
Bristol County Public Property Records

The Department of Buildings makes public records available upon request including building and property records, construction permits, inspection reports and logs, violations, complains and zoning ordinances.

Building Code Enforcement

Bristol County Building Departments create and enforce building, planning and zoning regulations. The DOB enforces these codes through inspections and levies fines and fees for buildings that are not in compliance with local law. The Office also provides training and certification for building inspectors who enforce local law through building inspections.

Bristol County, Massachusetts Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Bristol County are tasked with enforcing local building codes as well as any zoning and planning standards required by state laws and statutes. The Department reviews construction and design plans prior to construction and awards permits to legal construction projects. Bristol County building inspectors ensure construction and buildings are in compliance of building code before, during and after construction has been completed. Building Departments also inspect new construction prior to occupancy is permitted and award certificates of occupancy to buildings that meet requirements.

Building Safety & Maintenance

Bristol County Building Departments routinely inspect buildings and structures in Massachusetts to ensure they are in compliance of local code and safe for occupancy. The Department inspects buildings after damage due to fire, natural disaster or whenever damage may render a structure unsafe to occupy. If a building is determined unsafe for occupancy, inspectors have the authority to condemn buildings until improvements are made.