Building Department

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/Superintendent of Public Buildings (William L Forte) 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
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