INSPECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
Payment by CHECK ONLY at time of pickup payable to: CITY OF AMESBURY. We DO NOT accept cash or debit/credit.
We have received calls regarding the amended bylaw for Adult Use Marijuana Establishments. Please click on the link on the left side of this page for the full amended bylaw.
Denis Nadeau, Bldg. Insp./Zoning Compliance Officer AND Angelo Salamone, Asst. Building Inspector
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE HOURS:
Mon. thru Wed.: 8:00am - 4:00pm / Thurs.: 8:00am - 7:00pm / Fri.: 8:00am - 12:00 NOON. The office is closed daily from 12:00 - 1:00.
It is recommended that if you need to speak with the BUILDING INSPECTOR you make an appointment. In-office hours are unpredictable due to emergencies and/or scheduled appointments.
APPROXIMATE in-office hours are: 8:00am - 9:00am and 3:00pm - 4:00pm Monday thru Thursday.
Plumbing/Gas Inspector and Electrical Inspector are part-time inspectors. THEY SCHEDULE THEIR OWN APPOINTMENTS. Mon./Wed./Thurs. in office hours are: 8:00am-9:30am AND 1:00am-2:00pm
ALL BUILDING CODE QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED VIA THE STATE WEB-SITE: WWW.MASS.GOV
ALL ZONING QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED ON THIS WEB-SITE BY CLICKING "GOVERNMENT", THEN CLICKING "ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS". ALL INFORMATION APPEARS ON THE MENU ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE.
SUBMITTING PERMIT APPLICATIONS: ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN FULL. INCOMPLETE PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE NOT HELD IN OUR OFFICE AND WILL BE RETURNED UNTIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED. Permit applications can be dropped off and picked up through the Inpectional Services Administrative Assistant during normal hours of operation. The Administrative Assistant also schedules all appointments for the Building Inspector.
INSPECTION APPOINTMENTS: Building inspections are performed between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm daily (excluding Friday). Some appointments may be scheduled Thursday evening between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Please contact the Adm. Asst. to schedule your appointment. A final inspection of your building permit will occur after electric / plumbing / gas has signed off, if applicable. We do not give an exact time when we will be at each location. Either the contractor or the homeowner should be present between the hours of 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Please be aware that building permits are removed from the site once completed, and become part of our permanent record for the property. If you require a copy for your records, please make sure there are two (2) copies on site. The Building Inspector will sign both copies and take one, leaving a copy for you if required.
SOLAR PERMIT INSTALLATION: A building permit AND electrical permit must be applied for (BOTH CAN BE OBTAINED BY CLICKING ON THE LINK ON THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE. Residential Building Permit Application, Electric Permit Application.). The cost for the building permit is $50.00 and the electrical permit is $80.00. Please mail in your applications with ONE CHECK in the amount of $130.00. Your building and electric permit will be emailed back to you. It will be your responsibility to have 2 building permits on-site along with a copy of the electric permit. When inspections are performed, including the final inspection, the permit is taken back to our office to keep with our permanent records. Solar companies requiring a copy of the permit must contact the homeowner. Please DO NOT call the office for copies or to see if inspections have been performed. All this information is on site when we meet you there, or can be obtained by contacting the homeowner.