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Mission Statement

The Town of Bellingham Building Department is staffed with a total of 6 inspectors and two administrative assistants. The Building Commissioner/Zoning Enforcement Officer is a full-time position and is responsible for the day to day operation and management of the building department.  The office is staffed daily with a full time Board of Health Agent, and is supported  with two Administrative Assistants, and a part time office Clerk.  Our Wiring Inspector and Plumbing and Gas Inspector are part-time positions with Deputy Inspectors covering during their absence.  

The primary responsibility of the Town of Bellingham Building Department is to insure public safety, health and welfare as they are affected by construction. These responsibilities are carried out through the enforcement of the Massachusetts State Building Code and other applicable state statutes, rules and regulations, or ordinances and by-laws including but not limited to The Code of the Town of Bellingham, Town of Bellingham Zoning By-Laws, Fuel, Gas and Plumbing Codes, National Electric Code,  Architectural Access Board Regulations, etc..  The Building Department shall act on any question relative to the mode and manner of construction, and the materials to be used in the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, demolition, removal, installation of equipment, and the location, use, occupancy and maintenance of all buildings and structures within the Town.  Building Department staff reviews applications and inspects the projects for which permits have been issued and enforces provisions of the Massachusetts State Building Code.