The primary function of the Building Department is to enforce state codes relative to building, renovation, remodeling, demolition and change of use of habitable and non-habitable structures. Each code is unique and is derived from Massachusetts General Laws and or town ordinances. All are designed for public protection to ensure the health and safety of the citizens of the commonwealth.

The Building Department issues building, electrical, gas and plumbing permits.

The Building Department enforces zoning ordinances and assists with applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals.