Norfolk County Building Department

Find Norfolk 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.


Bellingham Zoning 10 Mechanic Street Bellingham MA 02019 508-966-5821


Brookline Town Building Department 25 Newton Street Brookline MA 02445 617-522-0315

Canton Building Department 801 Washington St Canton MA 02021 781-821-5017

Dedham Town Building Department 26 Bryant Street Dedham MA 02026 781-751-9180

Foxboro Planning Department 70 Carpenter St Foxboro MA 02035 508-543-1250

Holbrook Planning Department 50 N Franklin St Holbrook MA 02343 781-767-9061

Milton Planning Department 525 Canton Avenue Milton MA 02186 617-898-4900

Norfolk Town Building Department 1 Liberty Lane Norfolk MA 02056 508-528-5088

Norfolk Zoning 1 Liberty Lane Norfolk MA 02056 508-541-8455

Quincy Planning Department 1305 Hancock Street Quincy MA 02169 617-376-1360

Quincy Zoning 55 Sea Street Quincy MA 02169 617-376-1450

Stoughton Building Department 10 Pearl Street Stoughton MA 02072 781-344-6070

Walpole Planning Department 135 School Street Walpole MA 02081 508-660-7251

Walpole Zoning 135 School Street Walpole MA 02081 508-660-7250

About the Norfolk County Building Department

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

Norfolk 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.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Norfolk 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. Norfolk 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

Norfolk 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.