Building Department

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."


Blanca Granados-Medina
Building and Zoning Enforcement

**Please Direct all Building and Zoning Enforcement questions to
Blanca Granados-Medina: 781-314-3295**

Zoning Complaint Form   |   Nuisance Complaint Form

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**

Please Note - Roofing, Insulation, Replacement Windows, Kitchen Remodel & Bathroom Remodel may be submitted in person or through the US Mail to Waltham Building Department, 119 School St, Waltham MA 02451. Please remember when submitting through the mail - all required documents are to be mailed with the application. Please submit the check when mailing in an application. Permit fee's are generated by taking the total cost (estimated cost) and multiplying the total cost of construction X .012(residential). If you have any questions or problems please contact Sandra Vidal she can walk you through the process. 

Plumbing and Gas Permits
Salvatore Pinzone
Plumbing and Gas Inspector

Wires Department (Electrical): 781-314-3175
Wires Department Website


Building Permit Application Requirements:
Property Owners MUST SIGN the APPLICATION.
Building Permits are NOW ACCEPTED BY MAIL (please see list above).

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 (781) 314-3276
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
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
Blanca Granados-Medina Code Enforcement Inspector 781-314-3295
Cindy Boudreau Administrative Assistant 781-314-3283
Steve DeMarco Sr. Building Inspector (781) 314-3282