Building Department

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Hours of Operation

Office is open - Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Commercial Inspector - Brian Bower - Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Residential Inspector - Jon Millian (Plans Examiner) & Gregg Schoener - Monday - Friday: 8:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Plumbing Inspectors - Salvatore Pinzone - Monday - Friday 8:30am to 10:00am and 3:30pm to 4:30pm


(781) 314-3275


(781) 314-3286


Waltham Building Department
119 School Street
Government Center, Lower Level
Waltham, MA 02451
United States
William L. Forte

Inspector of Buildings

Superintendent of Public Buildings


Mission Statement.  "It is the mission of the Building Department to provide the highest standards of building safety through enforcement of the Massachusetts State Building Code and the Waltham Zoning Ordinance. We are dedicated to providing accurate and concise information about property uses, the rights of property owners and all concerned. We take personal responsibility for the safety of all who live and work in the City of Waltham. “It is a good day indeed when we do our job and absolutely nothing bad happens”. Public service with a “private sector attitude” is the key to successful government operation. We shall protect a person’s right to use and enjoy their property while insuring the rights of all surrounding neighbors to enjoy their property as well. It is our responsibility to be forever vigilant in the safety, welfare and protection of all inhabitants of the City of Waltham."

Lisa Brackesy - Administrative Assitant to Inspector of Buildings 781-314-3277


Sandra Vidal

Building and Sign Permits

Inspectors Administrative Assistant

*Please direct all questions regarding permitting requirements, application requirements and all administrative questions to Sandra - 781-314-3284*

Plumbing and Gas Permits

Salvatore Pinzone

Plumbing and Gas Inspector


Wires Department (Electrical): 781-314-3175

Click here for the Wires Department website





Building Permit Application Requirements:

Applications must be printed on CARDSTOCK PAPER ONLY


Property Owners MUST SIGN the APPLICATION.

Building Permits are NOT ACCEPTED BY MAIL.

Commercial Permit Fee's are $22.00 per Thousand ($1000)

Residential Permit Fee's are $12.00 per Thousand ($1000)

The Building Department requires that Commercial Building Plans be submitted in Paper Form and also in PDF Format.




Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
William L. Forte Inspector of Buildings/Superintendent of Public Buildings Please contact Lisa Brackesy for appointments
Patrick Powell Sr. Building Inspector (781) 314-3282
Sandra Vidal Inspectors Administrative Assistant/Sign Inspector/Building Department Webmaster (781) 314-3284
Jon Millian Sr. Building Inspector - Residential Inspector/Plans Examiner (781) 314-3278
Brian Bower Sr. Building Inspector - Commercial Inspector (781) 314-3285
Gregg Schoener Residential Inspector (781) 314-3280
John J. Jennings Sr. Building Inspector - Multi Family (781) 314-3289
Salvatore Pinzone Sr. Plumbing and Gas Inspector (781) 314-3279
Charles R Fremault Jr. Assistant Sr.Plumbing and Gas Inspector - 8:30 - 12:30 (Part Time Only) (781) 314-3279
Lisa Brackesy Administrative Assistant to the Inspector of Buildings/Superintendent - William Forte (781) 314-3277
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