Building Department

All Permit applications and required paperwork must be submitted in hard copies, we do not offer on line permitting, see below on how to submit. 

All construction projects must abide by the following guidelines:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/enforcement-of-the-covid-19-safety-guidelines-and-procedures-for-construction-sites

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-employee-health-protection-guidance-and-prevention 

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/supplemental-guidelines-for-construction-sites 

Please see our frequently asked question's section at the bottom of this page to help you with your questions.

COVID-19 Permitting/Inspection Procedures

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic Stoneham Town Hall is open to the public during limited business hours, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9-4 and Tuesday 9-7. All inspections are being performed at this time but is subject to change.

To schedule an inspection leave a message on our main telephone line 781-279-2670. When leaving the message please indicate whether it is a building, electrical, or plumbing inspection and if it is a rough, final, or other type. Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate inspector and you will receive a return call to schedule the inspection. 

If you have any other questions or you need to speak to someone please leave a message and you will receive a return phone call.

During inspections we ask that all occupants/trades people step out of the inspection area during the inspection to keep the exposure of our inspectors to a minimum. Our inspectors reserve the right to not perform or reschedule the inspection if they do not feel comfortable.

To submit permit applications;

  • submit paperwork in the after hours drop box at the rear entrance to town hall 
  •  leave paperwork at our COVID desk at the rear entrance to town hall
  • or mail to 35 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180.

Description of Services

The Building Division staff enforces the following state codes as well as local zoning by-laws and Architectural Access Board Regulations:

  • Conduct Periodic Safety Inspections of:
    • Multi-Family Dwellings
    • Museums
    • Other Places of Assembly
    • Religious Institutions
    • Restaurants
    • Schools
  • Enforce:
    • Architectural Access Board Regulations
    • Codes:
      • Building
      • Electrical
      • Gas
      • Mechanical
      • Plumbing
    • Local Zoning Bylaws
  • Inspect Construction Sites
  • Staff Issue Permits
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