As of July 1, 2014, ALL
- Electrical, and
permits will be assessed a 3% fee. The fee is to aid the town in its switch to e-permitting.
– Per vote of the Berlin Board of Selectmen
The Inspectional Services group is responsible for reviewing applications and plans to construct, alter or demolish any building or structure in the Town of Berlin for compliance with applicable Town of Berlin Zoning Bylaws and Massachusetts State Gas, Plumbing, Electrical, Building Codes and Chapter 40A and General Laws.
The Inspectors have to make field inspections at various stages of construction, as well as making inspections of all public buildings, churches and both private and public schools.
The Inspectors must also respond to inquiries from attorneys, land surveyors, banks and the general public regarding zoning and building code problems or direct their calls to the proper authorities if it is not a building or zoning code matter.
The Board of Building Regulations and Standards strongly cautions building owners against applying for their own building permit. Reputable contractors will apply for the permit, acting as the owner’s agent and with the owner’s written authority. Your contractor may need to be both a licensed Construction Supervisor and a registered Home Improvement Contractor. If a contractor is reluctant to apply for the building permit on your behalf, it may be an indication that the contractor does not possess a license or a registration. Remember, for home improvement work covered by Chapter 142A of the General Laws you are EXCLUDED from reimbursement of up to $10,000 from the guaranty fund if you apply for your own building permit or if you do business with an unregistered contractor.
|Building Inspector||Joseph M. Atchue||978-838-0046
|Alternate Building Inspector||Tony Zahariadis|
|Inspector of Wires||Henry Wheeler Jr.||508-259-5010
|Assistant Inspector of Wires||Dennis Monteiro|
|Gas & Plumbing Inspector||Alphonse Roseberry||978-265-7421
|Assistant Gas & Plumbing Inspector||Tom Soldi|
Summary of Responsibilities
- Ascertaining that all requirements are met before Permits are issued
- Issuing Building Permits
- Issuing Electrical Permits
- Issuing Plumbing and Gas Fitting Permits
- Doing all inspections relative to above
- Enforcing Town of Berlin Zoning By Laws, State Building Code, Sign Code, State Electrical Code, and State Plumbing Code
- Citing violations and imposing fines when necessary
- Investigating complaints that come under our jurisdiction
- Annual Inspection of all places of assembly