Municipal Inspections/Building Dept

Online Permitting

NOTICE: DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THE MUNICIPAL INSPECTIONS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC INDEFINITELY. IN THE MEANTIME WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROCESS PERMITS AND CONDUCT INSPECTIONS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

YOU CAN STILL APPLY FOR PERMITS ONLINE AND THEY WILL BE PROCESSED IN THE USUAL MANNER.  AS AN OPTION, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE A PAPER APPLICATION AND SCAN/EMAIL IT OR FAX IT IN.

PLEASE WAIT TO REQUEST INSPECTIONS THAT ARE NOT TIME SENSITIVE OR WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING CANNOT BE MAINTAINED.

LEAVE INSPECTION REQUESTS (ADDRESS OF INSPECTION, TYPE OF INSPECTION AND  YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER) ON OUR VOICEMAIL OR EMAIL. WE WILL BE MONITORING BOTH. DO NOT ASSUME THAT YOUR REQUEST HAS BEEN ACCEPTED UNLESS YOU HEAR BACK FROM US.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING

The Municipal Inspections Department enforces the State Building Code, Uniform State Plumbing and Gas Code, State Mechanical Code, State Electrical Code, Architectural Access Board Regulations, and Beverly Zoning Ordinances. This involves plan review, permit issuance, and inspection of all building, electrical, plumbing, gas, and mechanical construction in the city, including new structures, additions, alterations, and repairs. In addition to inspections of new construction, the department is responsible for inspecting and issuing Certificates of Inspection for all existing places of assembly (theaters, religious institutes, schools, nightclubs, restaurants, recreational facilities, public and semi-public pools, bleachers), educational uses (colleges, schools, day care centers), and all residential uses other than one and two-family dwellings (multi-family dwellings, hotels, motels, group dwellings).

The department is also responsible for enforcing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Architectural Access Board Regulations involving handicapped accessibility to buildings. The Sealer of Weights and Measures reports to the Director. The sealer determines the accuracy of all weights and measuring devices in commercial and public use within the city.

STRETCH ENERGY CODE The City of Beverly has adopted the Stretch Energy Code.  All applications for building permits must include the applicable Stretch Energy Code Compliance Checklist, available on our “Permit Applications and Forms” page.