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As of April 23, 2020 the Westwood Board of Health is requiring "essential workers" to wear a face covering (mask) while working.  This includes building trades and construction personnel.  Non-compliance with this order could lead to enforcement, including the shutting down of job sites or fines.  Click here to read the Board's Emergency Order.

All Town offices will be closed to the public until at least Monday May 18.  During this time, there will be minimal staff availability for activities such as answering phone calls, emails, and processing permits or payments.  Requested inspections will be scheduled and performed on a case by case basis; a request does not guarantee that an inspection will take place.  If you feel you have a building-related emergency, please hang up and call (781) 320-1000.  Upon the resumption of normal business operations, any previously unfulfilled inspections will be rescheduled.  We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time frame.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A WEEKLY REPORT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS (i.e. "THE WINDOW REPORT")

ALL PERMIT APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH "VIEWPOINT CLOUD".

Begin the process of setting up an online account and apply for a permit.


Welcome to the Town of Westwood Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for issuing building, electrical, plumbing, gas, sprinkler, and mechanical permits for new construction, repairs, renovations, and demolition, reviewing plans for compliance with the State Building Code and the Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Westwood, as well as issuing Certificates of Occupancy. The department responds to calls and complaints, and conducts periodic inspections of public buildings as required by State Code.

Important Information from the Building Department:

  • Please be aware that Building Department permit fees have changed as of July 1, 2017
  • Please note that as of August 1, 2016, plan sheets over 24" x 36" will no longer be accepted.
  • Please contact the office via phone to schedule inspections; do not contact individual inspectors.
  • Building Permit Processing can take up to 30 days.
  • Inspections will be scheduled within 24-48 hours of request.

Current Codes

  • 2015 International Residential Code with Massachusetts amendments
  • 2015 International Building Code with Massachusetts amendments
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code with Massachusetts amendments
  • 2015 International Energy Code with Massachusetts amendments (Stretch Code)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 521 CMR Architectural Access Board
  • 248 CMR Plumbing & Fuel Gas Code
  • NFPA 70 Electrical Code with Massachusetts amendments
  • 271 CMR Sheet Metal Code
  • NFPA 13 Sprinkler
  • NFPA Fire Alarms
  • 524 CMR Elevators
  • 527 CMR Massachusetts Fire Prevention Regulations

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