***** BUILDING DEPARTMENT NOTICE *****
Due to the local and statewide emergency, the Building Department is doing its best to maintain services. Department staff and inspectors continue to answer questions, review and issue permits and perform field inspections under a revised policy. The best way to communicate with staff and inspectors is via email and voicemail. All services are subject to change without notice due to the fluid and constantly changing nature of this situation.
We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.
NOTICE ON ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATIONS
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST 2020
ALL ELECTRICAL PERMIT APPLICATION MUST BE APPLIED FOR ONLINE
JANUARY 2, 2018 9TH EDITION OF THE MASS STATE BUILDING CODE IN FULL EFFECT
Department Role & Services
Welcome to the Brookline Building Department. We are happy to provide information about our department’s role and our services. The Building Department is responsible for 2 major functions:
- The Building Department oversees the construction, alteration, repair, and demolition of structures throughout town. We enforce bylaws and regulations related to zoning, historic preservation, building, plumbing, gas fitting, electrical, fire safety, and demolition. We are also responsible for the repair, maintenance and capital improvement program for town and school buildings.
- The Public Buildings Division is responsible for all repairs, maintenance, rehabilitation, and general upkeep of all town and school buildings. Routine work orders, emergency calls, and small to medium projects are fulfilled by permanent staff. Large scale projects are often awarded to outside vendors.
It is the mission of the Building Department to ensure the quality of life of those who live, work, and visit Brookline by promoting safety in the construction, use, and occupancy of buildings throughout town.