Worcester MA Code Enforcement

Find Worcester, Massachusetts code enforcement offices. Code enforcement offices provide information on the enforcement, compliance, and violations of codes and laws, including fire codes, building codes, health codes, police codes, and zoning codes.


Worcester Code Enforcement 25 Meade Street Worcester MA 01610 508-799-8534


About Worcester Code Enforcement

The Worcester Code Enforcement Office implements the resources, policies, and local government procedures in place to ensure compliance with codes and other rules and regulations in Worcester, MA. The goals of Worcester Code Enforcement includes ensuring a safe, healthy living environment and community, and the prevention of blight and nuisances associated with vacant properties.

You may contact Code Enforcement for questions about:
  • Worcester code compliance
  • Municipal code, regulations, and local ordinances
  • Building standards and local code in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Worcester code violations appeals
  • Filing complaints
Worcester Code Enforcement Offices

Code Enforcement in Worcester County, Massachusetts is responsible for enforcing the building and fire codes, health and housing codes, zoning regulations, property maintenance regulations, trash disposal requirements, noise ordinances, and other regulations. Alternatively, responsibility for Worcester Code Enforcement may be divided among several agencies or departments with expertise in certain aspects of Code Enforcement. For example, the Worcester County Fire Marshal may be responsible for enforcing the fire code while the Worcester County Health Department enforces the health code.

Code Violations and Complaints

Enforcement of codes involves a combination of inspections, responses to complaints, the issuance of Worcester code violations, and abatement. Code Enforcement personnel in Worcester continuously monitor for violations and investigate instances where a potential violation has occurred. Code Enforcement relies on complaints from Worcester residents in order to discover and investigate potential violations.

Enforcement of Code Violations in Worcester

When a code violation has been identified in Worcester, Massachusetts, Code Enforcement contacts the owner of the property. Property owners are usually afforded an opportunity to address the code violation within a specified timeframe before a notice of violation is officially issued. The Worcester property will be re-inspected to determine whether corrective action has been taken by the owner. If corrective action has not been taken, a violation will be issued, and the Worcester government may abate the situation without additional notice to the owner. Abatement actions may include removal of junked vehicles, removal of overgrown vegetation, or demolition of dangerous structures. The cost of Worcester abatement is billed to the owner, and a lien is usually filed on the property.