Inspections Department

Contact Inspections Department
Building Commissioner:
Frank DeFelice

Wiring Inspector:
Tom Emord

Plumbing Inspector:
Paul Owen


(508) 866-3405 Telephone
(508) 866-3430 Fax

Office Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tue: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 10:00am
Did You Know...

You need a building permit to build a shed, a deck, a pool or hot tub, finishing off the basement, re-roofing your home? Just to name a few.

These are just a few of the items that require a building permit. Call us to see if the project that you are planning requires a building permit. Remember, that our purpose here is to ensure your safety and that of the public. Our inspection service is to ensure that it is constructed properly and ensures the safety to you and your family and to those who visit.

We are also the department that has the zoning and flood maps for your questions and review.


Plumbing & Gas

Here is a list of some of the items that require Plumbing & Gas permits: propane storage tanks, back flow preventers, water heaters, new plumbing and or gas fixtures, remodeling of plumbing, just to name a few.

To set up inspections call anytime 508-866-3400 xt 1043 and leave a message and your call will returned between 7:15 and 8:00 am the following morning. If you wish to speak directly with the Plumbing/Gas Inspector, call between 7:15 and 8:00 am. Monday - Friday. All inspections are performed starting at 8:00 and are subject to the inspectors availability.

Keep in mind a licensed plumber needs to call in for the inspection.


Here is a list of some items that require electrical permits: swimming pools, furnaces, alarm systems, new service, temp. service, remodeling, major appliances, electric heat, signs, just to name a few.

To set up inspections with the inspector, call anytime. To speak with the inspector, leave your name, number and a brief message, and the inspector with return your call.


Here is a list of some of the items that require building permits: shed, wood stove, decks, remodeling/renovations, vinyl siding, roofing, additions, finishing basement area, swiming pools, hot tubs, carports, barns, windows, demolition, just to name a few.

Call between 8 and 10 am in the morning to speak with the Building Commissioner. The secretary is in the office and will take all messages if the Building Commissioner is out on inspections. Inspections should be called in a day ahead to ensure that there would be no scheduling conflicts.