L to R: John Ryan Wiring Inspector, Elizabeth Bouche Principal Clerk, Robert Curran Plumbing Inspector, Ronald Lum Building Commissioner, Richard Monahan Asst. Building Inspector, Cheryl Witherspoon Code Enforcement Officer
In the construction, alteration or change in use of buildings and structures, the Building Division (Building, Electrical, Plumbing & Gas) inspects all properties within the Town at pre-determined intervals to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations controlling such development.
Members of the Building Division regularly meet with Residents, Business Owners and Contractors during daily office hours to review proposals or provide answers to code related questions. Additionally, regular examination of applications for permits (Building, Electrical, Plumbing & Gas and Signage) and related information is performed by the Building Division.
Inspections for places of assembly and institutional uses as listed below are made in varying increments, ranging from every six months to yearly and on a five year basis depending on the type of use to ensure the safety of residents, customers and employees.
Inspections of all measuring devices including scales, scanners and dispensers are made continuously throughout the year to ensure equity in the market place for consumers by the Sealer of Weights & Measures. Such locations and devices include, retail stores, gasoline stations, oil trucks and establishments with truck scales or similar measuring devices.
The Building Division is the enforcement agent for conditions set forth by the Planning Board, as well as the Conservation Commission for projects and properties requiring the approval of these agencies.
The Building Division has responsibility for the enforcement of those Zoning Ordinances controlling private property, in addition to those specific to the construction, redevelopment or use of a given parcel.
The Building Division acts as a liaison to the Board of License Commissioners, providing responses to inquiries made by the Board, as well as applicants applying for various licenses issued by the Town.
The Building Division acts in the capacity of ADA Coordinator for the Town with respect to improvements to both public and private property and provides technical assistance to the Town’s Commission on Disabilities.