|Mailing Address||Department Head||Office Hours|
Newton City Hall
Room 202, 2nd Floor
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
John Lojek, Commissioner
Monday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am- 8:00pm
Wednesday-Friday: 7:00am- 5:00pm
Please note: Building permits can only be issued 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday thru Friday
In addition to the daily schedule, all Building Inspectors have office hours: 7:00am - 9:00am. Electrical and Plumbing/Gas Inspectors have office hours: 7:00am - 8:00 am, 3:00pm - 4:00pm.
Plumbing, Gas and Electrical permits can be issued between 8:00am - 4:00pm, as long as staff is available.
The Inspectional Services Department (ISD) is responsible for insuring that buildings are constructed safely and used properly. ISD enforces the provisions of the state building code, city zoning ordinance (Chapter 30 - Zoning Ordinance), and other applicable ordinances. ISD issues permits to allow the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, and demolition of buildings and structures, as well as the installation of equipment and the location, use and occupancy of all buildings, structures and land.
Due to the gas company labor dispute, approval for location of propane tanks is required. Please see below the form that is required to be submitted with the gas permit application.
Useful Documents and Resources
In the event of a storm, you may have questions about which parts of your electrical service are privately owned and which parts Eversource maintains. Please see link below for Eversource diagram.
Tips and FAQ's
Can I file for a permit online or by email?
What are the allowable construction hours?
Upcoming Events and Resources