Worcester County Building Department

Find Worcester 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.


Athol Building Department 584 Main Street Athol MA 01331 978-249-3834


Barre Town Building Department 40 West Street Barre MA 01005 978-355-5011

Clinton Building Department 242 Church Street Clinton MA 01510 978-365-4128

Dudley Building Department and Zoning 71 West Main Street Dudley MA 01571 508-949-8012

Dudley Planning Department 71 West Main Street Dudley MA 01571 508-949-8014

Fitchburg City Building Department 718 Main Street Fitchburg MA 01420 978-345-9633

Gardner Building Department 115 Pleasant Street Gardner MA 01440 978-630-4007

Lancaster Zoning 695 Main Street Lancaster MA 01523 978-368-4010

Leominster Building Department 25 West Street Leominster MA 01453 978-534-7517

Leominster Planning Department 25 West Street Leominster MA 01453 978-534-7525

Milford Town Building Department 52 Main Street Milford MA 01757 508-634-2313

Millbury Building Department 127 Elm Street Millbury MA 01527 508-865-0438

Northbridge Building Department 1 Hope Street Northbridge MA 01588 508-234-6577

Princeton Town Building Department 6 Town Hall Drive Princeton MA 01541 978-464-2104

Rutland Building Department 246 Main St Rutland MA 01543 508-886-4118

Shrewsbury Town Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits 100 Maple Avenue Shrewsbury MA 01545 508-841-8512

Southborough Building Department 17 Common St Southborough MA 01772 508-485-0717

Spencer Planning Department 157 Main St Spencer MA 01562 508-885-7505

Sutton Building Department 4 Uxbridge Road Sutton MA 01590 508-865-8723

Warren Town Planning Department 48 High Street Warren MA 01083 413-436-9312

About the Worcester County Building Department

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

Worcester 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.

Worcester County, Massachusetts Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Worcester 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. Worcester 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

Worcester 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.