The Inspectional Services Department is open 7:00am - 5:00pm and Tuesdays evenings until 8:00pm. Please note: Building Permits can only be issued between 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through 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.
Mailing Address: Newton City Hall, Room 202
1000 Commonwealth Ave. Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 796-1060 (617) 796-1086 Fax
John Lojek, Commissioner
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.
The Inspectional Services Department front counter is open to the public every weekday, except holidays, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays until 8 p.m. Please note: No permits can be issued on Tuesday nights.
During these hours, a building inspector is available to assist with permit applications and building code questions.
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