Building Department update as of May 22, 2020
The Building Department is open yet the PSAB is closed to visitors.
Beginning Monday May 11, the Needham Building Department resumed processing building and mechanical permits for all construction work including demolition and new building. Please be advised that the Building Department’s offices are closed to the public and the staff is working in ways that maintain social distancing. Given these precautions and the demand for permits, wait times for permit processing may be longer than normal. All permit applications must be submitted electronically at https://needhamma.viewpointcloud.com/. If you’d like to speak with an Inspector please call the offices between 8:30am and 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8:00am through 12:00noon on Fridays.
Payment is by check only. Please either drop off your check in the mail slot at 500 Dedham Ave. or mail it to us at 500 Dedham Ave., Needham, MA 02492. Please include the Permit Number and Property Address on your check.
BUILDING DEPT. INSPECTIONS
Inspections are being performed daily through noon time. Please contact the office (781-455-7550, Ext. 309) to schedule. Please do not contact the Inspector on his cell phone to schedule inspections.
Please read this document to familiarize yourself with our inspection procedures:
SMOKE DETECTOR INSPECTIONS
For Smoke Detector inspections, please click this link Executive Order
ON LINE PERMITTING
All applications must be submitted via ViewPoint Cloud (VPC) On-Line Permitting:
UPDATED: For more ViewPoint Cloud information please click here
The Building Division staff enforces state building, electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical codes, and sheet metal as well as local zoning by-laws and Architectural Access Board Regulation.
- Conducts periodic safety inspections of multi-family dwellings, restaurants, schools, religious institutions, museums, and other places of assembly
- Issues permits
- Inspects construction sites
Main Phone Number - 781 455-7550, Ext. 537
- David A. Roche, CBO
Building Commissioner - Ext. 308
- Erik J. Tardif
Assistant Building Commissioner - Ext. 341
- Bernard Ashley
Local Building Inspector - Ext. 335
- Jim Grover
Local Building Inspector - Ext. 310
- Larry V. DiBona
Plumbing & Gas Inspector - Ext. 311
- Scott W. Chisholm
Wiring Inspector - Ext 312
- John J. McGourty
Wiring Inspector - Ext 333
- Lyn B. Heintz
Administrative Specialist - Ext. 309
- Rick Rutherford
Department Assistant - Ext 332
- Sheila Whisler
Department Assistant - Ext. 215
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