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Siding / Roofing
The Massachusetts Building Code does require that a building permit be issued for siding and roofing work. In addition, if you are removing any roofing or siding material you will need to have an asbestos test performed and file the report with the Needham Health Department

Get your application together
  • Verify that your contractor is registered as an home improvement contractor.

Asbestos Testing/Removal
  • All siding/roofing material to be removed must be inspected by a certified asbestos inspector and a notification of demolition form from the Needham Health Department must be completed and approved.
  • Click here for the state list of analytical labs that employ certified asbestos inspectors.
  • You can hire a private inspector, but you will need to provide a copy of the certified asbestos inspector license.
  • You will need to submit a copy of the asbestos report, which should include final air test samples if asbestos was present.