Building Department

The Building Department's main responsibility is to interpret and enforce the State Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Gas, Fire Prevention and Mechanical Codes, as well as local zoning bylaws and Architectural Access Board Regulations. Proper application of the Building Codes help provide safe buildings and structures. Enforcement of Building Codes helps prevent property damage from perils such as fire, flood, high winds, snow loads, seismic forces from earthquakes, and most importantly, protects against injury or loss of life. The Building Department staff issue permits, inspect construction at regular intervals, and conduct periodic safety inspections of multi-family housing, restaurants, schools, religious institutions, and other places of assembly, and levy fines or prosecute when necessary to obtain code compliance.

Contact Us

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Richard Hanks Building Commissioner
Janet Leavitt Administrative Assistant

Inspectors

NameTitlePhone
William Choate

Wiring

978-597-1700 ext. 1727

Richard Kapenas

Plumbing & Gas

978-597-1709

Eric Aaltonen

Sealer of Weights & Measures

978-597-8855