The Building Department/Zoning Enforcement and Wetland Division is responsible for the review and issuance of permits for all types of construction including ADA Access, Energy Code, structural, electrical, heating and plumbing. Inspection services are provided throughout construction up to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. Building, Zoning and Wetland Department complaints are investigated and cease and desist orders issued if necessary. The Division also conducts joint code inspections with the Fire Marshal Office and manages the activities of the Planning & Zoning, Zoning Board of Appeals and Wetlands Commissions.
A complete set of the Zoning Regulations may be purchased from the Building Department at City Hall.
For reference purposes only, you can now view the City Zoning Regulations on-line here .
§ 125-4. Occupancy permit required.
A. Prior to any person, corporation or entity occupying or offering for occupancy any building or portion of an apartment or dwelling unit in any structure containing two or more housing units, after a vacancy an occupancy permit for the apartment or dwelling unit shall be obtained from the Building Official
B. A permit is not required for any structure occupied by the owner thereof and containing two or less housing units.
C. A permit is not required for any structure which has been constructed or substantially reconstructed within the ten year period immediately before the date such occupancy permit would otherwise be required under this section.