Inspectional Services

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES

  • Masks are recommended but not required
  • Please do not visit if you or a household member has symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms

Please call 978-777-2850 if you need to schedule an inspection.

All permits should still be applied for using our online system at CitizenServe Licensing/Permit Portal.
 All questions regarding building code should be directed to the Building Commissioner.

Picking up of permits and dropping of documents will continue to happen using the drop box outside the office. 

The above process is subject to change based on the latest information available.

ALL PERMITS CAN STILL BE APPLIED FOR ONLINE BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW

The Building Inspector is responsible for the review and approval of plans and the issuance of building permits under the State Building Code. He is also responsible for the issuance of demolition permits, certificates of occupancy, certificates of inspection and responding to complaints concerning the safety of structures. The Building Inspector is also the Zoning Enforcement Officer for the Town of Middleton. It is his job to enforce the regulations of the Middleton Zoning By-Law. Additionally, the secretaries of the Planning and the Zoning Board of Appeals are in this office and will help you with any procedural or informational questions you may have.

The Wiring (Electrical) Inspector is responsible for the inspection and approval of wiring and fixture installations for compliance with Massachusetts Electrical Code. He is also responsible for investigating complaints concerning the adequacy and safety of wiring.

The Plumbing and Gas Inspector is responsible for the inspection and approval of new piping systems and alterations of existing systems for compliance with the provisions of Massachusetts Plumbing and Gas Codes. He is also responsible for investigating complaints concerning the safety of gas and plumbing installations.

Permits

Middleton requires permits for most types of work so please check with us before you actually start a project. Complete and accurate building permit applications are processed quickly.

The Code requires you to have your permit prior to the start of any work. Please follow this regulation as there are severe penalties for violations of the State Building Code. All Building Code inquiries should be directed to the Building Commissioner.

To access our online permitting system, please click the image below to apply online:

Online Permit