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


Any Sign Questions & Building Inspector or Plumbing Inspector inquries or Building Permits & Plumbing and Gas Permit related questions **** Please contact Sandra Vidal (Inspectors Administrative Assistant/Sign Inspector) at (781)314-3284 or by email at You may also contact anyone of the Building Inspectors listed at the bottom of the page



Our Responsibilities

The Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits, and enforcing the Local Zoning Ordinances. We have property files, permit records and building plans dating back to 1894. We also have copies of state and city zoning ordinances and by-laws. All documents and records are available to the public, with some exceptions pertaining to investigative materials under legal review. 

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Building Department to insure public safety, health and welfare as they are affected by building construction, through providing structural strength, adequate means of egress, sanitary conditions, light and ventilation, energy conservation, fire safety and to further secure safety health and welfare to inhabitants, visitors and property, from all hazards incident to the design, construction, reconstruction, alterations, repairs, demolition, removal and use and occupancy of building and structures and land.

Wires Department (Electrical): 781-314-3175

Click here for the Wires Department website


When Mailing in Electrical Permits please mail to - Wires Department -

119 School St, 1st Floor, Waltham Ma 02451.


Click here to view information regarding the "Stretch Code" (Please see attached)


Sign Permit Applications Must be Submitted With a Building Permit Application, Construction Supervisor License, Workers Comp Affidavit, Certificate of Workers Comp Insurance and a Copy of the Plans Showing Attachments


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/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
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