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Newton City Hall
Room 202, 2nd Floor
1000 Commonwealth Ave
Newton, MA 02459
John Lojek, Commissioner
Please Note: Permits can only be issued 8:00am-4:00pm Monday thru Friday or as staff is available
Monday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am- 8:00pm
Wednesday-Friday: 7:00am- 5:00pm
THE ONLINE PERMIT HISTORY LOOK UP WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY EXPERICENING TECHNICAL ISSUES. FOR PERMIT INFORMATION, YOU MUST COME TO THE INSPECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT LOCATED IN CITY HALL ON THE 2ND FLOOR. OFFICE HOURS ARE MONDAY-FRIDAY 7AM-5PM OR TUESDAY UNTIL 8PM.
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.
Useful Documents and Resources
Tips and FAQ's
Can I file for a permit online or by email?
What are the allowable construction hours?
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