Building DivisionTown Offices - 36 Bartlet St, Andover, MA 01810
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Friday
Building Inspectors Available 8 AM to 10 AM
Electrical Inspector Available 8 AM to 10 AM
Plumbing Inspector Available 8 AM to 10 AM
Chris Clemente, Inspector of Buildings
Raymond Costello, Building Inspector
The mission of the Building Division is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the Town's residents and visitors through the enforcement of the State and local laws, bylaws and regulations.
The Building Division is charged with the enforcement of the State Building 780 CMR of the Acts of 1972 and Zoning Act, Massachusetts General Laws 40A and all other applicable laws and regulations including applicable sections of the Andover Code (Demolition Bylaw, the Ballardvale Historic District Bylaw and the Chimney Cap Bylaw). The Building Division issues permits for all types of construction including, but not limited to, school buildings (both public and private), institutional buildings (nursing homes), business, commercial and industrial buildings, dormitories, multi-family as well as single family dwellings, pools, chimneys, signs and additions and alterations to all structures. Building officials also perform periodic inspections for those buildings which are required to obtain Certificates of Inspection under State Building Code, Table 108.
Paul Kennedy, Electrical Inspector
The purpose of the Massachusetts Electrical Code is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity. The Electrical Inspector is responsible for receiving and granting permits and scheduling inspections on a daily basis, inspecting all residential, commercial and industrial jobs, approving electrical plans for new buildings, assisting the Fire Department in inspections of fires due to faulty electrical devices and seeing that permits are issued for repairs due to fire damage.
Enforcement of fire alarm regulations for new homes, conducting and certifying inspections of schools, public buildings, day care centers and nursing homes in conjunction with the building officials are part of the duties of the Electrical Inspector.
Plumbing and Gas Inspections
Richard Danforth, Plumbing and Gas Inspector
All plumbing and gas fitting installations are controlled through enforcement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Uniform Plumbing and Gas Code formulated by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters under authority of Chapter 142 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This office issues permits for installation of gas piping, plumbing and sewer installations and repairs. Inspections are conducted as necessary to ensure compliance with State codes. A final inspection is conducted for the purpose of issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. Complaints and violations must also be investigated and corrected or reported to the proper authorities.
Fees, Forms and Checklists:
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- Electrical - Residential, Electrical - Commercial
- Gas & Plumbing
- Gravel & Water Connection
- Weights & Measures
- Ballardvale Historic Commission
- Building Permit
- Certificate of Inspection
- Design Review
- Electrical Permit
- Fire Alarm System Installation Permit
- Gas Permit
- Homeowners License Exemption
- Online Permit Center
- Plumbing Permit
- Preservation Commission
- Public Records Request
- Sheet Metal Permit Application
- Sprinkler System Installation Permit
- Temporary RE/Portable Sign Permit Application
- Workers' Compensation Insurance Affidavit
- Zoning Verification - Business
- Zoning Verification - Home
- Construction Control Documents
- Consumer's Guide to Home Improvement
- Flood Recovery Information
- Historic Preservation
- Stretch Code Compliance and Requirements
- View Permit Instructions for Contractors
- View Permit Instructions for Realtors/Homeowners
- Zoning Complaint Form