Norfolk County Building Inspector

Find Norfolk County Massachusetts building inspectors. Building inspectors provide information on building inspections, safety codes, construction permits, and violations.

Brookline Building Inspector 333 Washington Street Brookline MA 02445 617-730-2105

Cohasset Building Inspector 41 Highland Avenue Cohasset MA 02025 781-383-4112

Dedham Building Inspector 26 Bryant Street Dedham MA 02026 781-751-9183

Franklin Building Inspector 355 East Central Street Franklin MA 02038 508-520-4926

Medway Building Inspector 155 Village Street Medway MA 02053 508-533-3253

Milton Town Building Inspector 525 Canton Avenue Milton MA 02186 617-898-4927

Walpole Building Inspector 135 School Street Walpole MA 02081 508-660-7324

Wrentham Building Inspector 350 Taunton Street Wrentham MA 02093 508-384-5421

About Norfolk County Building Inspectors

The Norfolk County Building Inspector, sometimes referred to as a Building Official, is a Norfolk County or local official responsible for ensuring that all building construction is in compliance with building codes and related regulations in Norfolk County, MA. Building codes establish standards for the construction of buildings and they address virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, electric, plumbing and other trades, parking, and resistance to natural disasters. Building Inspectors are typically employed within a Building or Development Department. A Building Department may have multiple Norfolk County Building Inspectors with a Chief Building Inspector overseeing all inspection activities, while smaller jurisdictions may have a single Building Inspector to conduct all building inspection activity.

You may contact the Building Inspector for questions about:
  • Norfolk County building inspections
  • What Building Inspectors look for
  • Building codes and violations in Norfolk County, MA
  • Building permits and permitting process
  • Building, elevator, and fire code compliance in Massachusetts
Norfolk County Construction & Plan Inspections

Norfolk County Building Inspectors inspect new construction, remodels, and renovations, and in some cases, they ensure the safety of vacant real estate that is the site for planned construction. As part of the process, Building Inspectors issue Norfolk County construction, relocation, demolition, and occupancy permits. Depending on the nature of a project, inspections may be required at any phase of construction work. Building Inspectors review and approve Norfolk County building plans and blueprints for new construction or major renovations in order to ensure that the plans incorporate compliance with Norfolk County building codes. While large projects are underway, Building Inspectors monitor and inspect to verify that approved plans are followed and the building meets code requirements. These building site inspections include mechanical, as well as plumbing and electrical inspections. If the project is non-compliant at any time, the Building Inspector can issue a building code violation notice and a Norfolk County stop work order. At the conclusion of the project, a final comprehensive inspection is conducted.

Norfolk County Building Inspections

Building Inspectors may also be required to inspect existing structures in Norfolk County to verify that they are safe for occupancy if they have been damaged by fire, a weather event, an accident, or a similar incident. Norfolk County elevator inspections are performed routinely to ensure elevators are safe and in compliance with local code. Building Inspectors may also inspect Norfolk County buildings as the result of complaints or referrals from Norfolk County law enforcement or other agencies if they suspect safety violations. Buildings that are determined to be unsafe by a Building Inspector may be condemned.

Fire Inspections

Norfolk County Fire Inspectors perform similar duties as Building Inspectors, but with an emphasis on compliance with fire codes. In some jurisdictions, the Building Inspector may also serve as the Norfolk County Fire Inspector.