Building Department

Building Department update as of March 25, 2020

The Building Department is CLOSED.

Inspection Details as of March 25, 2020

     For Building Department inspections, please click the following link for details:

                 Inspection Procedures during COVID-19 Outbreak 

Smoke Detector Inspection Details as of March 25, 2020

      For Smoke Detector inspections, please click this link Executive Order to 

      the Heads of Fire Departments.

Online Permitting

We recently launched ViewPoint Cloud (VPC) On-Line Permitting and the   response has been overwhelmingly positive!  Please check it out at:

https://needhamma.viewpointcloud.com/

For more ViewPoint Cloud information please click here


Responsibilities

The Building Division staff enforces state building, electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical codes, and sheet metal as well as local zoning by-laws and Architectural Access Board Regulation.

Services

Our staff:

  • Conducts periodic safety inspections of multi-family dwellings, restaurants, schools, religious institutions, museums, and other places of assembly
  • Issues permits
  • Inspects construction sites

Main Phone Number - 781 455-7550, Ext. 537

Staff Members

  • David A. Roche, CBO
    Building Commissioner - Ext. 308
  • Erik J. Tardif
    Assistant Building Commissioner - Ext. 341
  • Bernard Ashley
    Local Building Inspector - Ext. 335
  • Jim Grover
    Local Building Inspector - Ext. 310
  • Larry V. DiBona
    Plumbing & Gas Inspector - Ext. 311
  • Scott W. Chisholm
    Wiring Inspector - Ext 312
  • John J. McGourty
    Wiring Inspector - Ext 333
  • Lyn B. Heintz
    Administrative Specialist - Ext. 309
  • Rick Rutherford 
    Department Assistant - Ext 332
  • Sheila Whisler
    Department Assistant - Ext. 215

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