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The Building Department is happy to announce we updated our website. Please utilize it to the fullest.

Permit Fee Schedule: Enforced January 15, 2016

Commercial Sprinkler & Alarm Permits
Commercial Sprinkler & Alarm permits are now issued by the Building Department. 2 sets of plans-if plans are submitted.
Residential fire alarm permits are still issued by Fire Dept.

CSL holder must also hold the HIC registration for residential 1 & 2 family remodel.

Due to increased volume of inspection requests, please schedule 24-48 hours ahead with a staff member. NO VOICE MAIL REQUESTS. Inspections scheduled for the following day are posted on the Town Website at 5:00 p.m. the business day before. 
Please provide Permit # and address of work site when scheduling an inspection. 

All notices to abutters regarding a structure demolition must be by certified mail. Return receipt required. 

      Important Information
      Please note our new address is
      500 Dedham Ave.
      Needham, MA 02492

      Our new phone # is 781-455-7550.

      • Operating hours
        Monday - Friday
        8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
      • Permit submittal or pick up
        8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
      • File folder review
        8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

      Customer counter closes at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

      Plan to remodel? Let us help you
      Easy Permits is helpful information provided to guide you through the permitting process. 

      In an effort to provide you with quality customer service,the Building Department is happy to answer your questions. Keep in mind, your quick question may not have a quick answer. 

      Please make an appointment to speak with a building official, so that enough time can be allotted for your concerns, by calling 781-455-7550.