Salem City Building Inspector in Salem Massachusetts

Address and phone number for Salem City Building Inspector, a Building Inspector, at Washington Street, Salem MA.


Name
Salem City Building Inspector
Address
120 Washington Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
Phone
978-745-9595
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

About the Salem City Building Inspector

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

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

Salem Construction & Plan Inspections

The Salem 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.

Salem Building Inspections

In addition to conducting inspections on construction, the Building Inspector also reviews existing structures in Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem City Building Inspector

You may contact the Salem City Building Inspector by calling 978-745-9595, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Salem City Building Inspector, 120 Washington Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970.


Map of Salem City Building Inspector in Salem Massachusetts


Building inspectors Nearby

Building inspectors
Beverly Building Inspector
Marblehead Building Inspector
Beverly Building Inspector
Swampscott Building Inspector
Middleton Building Inspector
Reading Building Inspector