Building Department

Building Department update as of April 6, 2020

The Building Department is closed.

Update on Building Inspections – Posted 04/06/2020 

To continue important construction work and in accordance with the Governor’s determination that construction activity is considered an essential service, the Building Department will continue to inspect on-going permit activity.  However, given reduced staffing levels and social distancing, the Department will not issue demolition permits or new building permits for the time being.  Emergency inspections will occur on a case-by-case basis.

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

All applications must be submitted via ViewPoint Cloud (VPC) On-Line Permitting:

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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