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Inspectional Services

Office Hours Department Contact
The Inspectional Services Department is open 7:00am - 5:00pm and Tuesdays evenings until 8:00pm.

Please note:  Building Permits can only be issued 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

In addition to the daily schedule, all Building Inspectors have office hours: 7:00am - 9:00am.

All Electrical and Plumbing/Gas Inspectors have office hours: 7:00am - 9:00 am, 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

Plumbing, Gas and Electrical permits can be issued 7:30am - 3:30pm, as long as staff is available.

John Lojek, Commissioner
(617) 796-1060
(617) 796-1086 Fax

Newton City Hall, Room 202
1000 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Inspectional Services Department

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 (Article I - In General, Article II - Use Regulations), 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.

During these hours, a building inspector is available to assist with permit applications and building code questions.

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