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Building Division

Town of Braintree Department of Municipal Licenses & Inspection -
Building Division

90 Pond Street, 2nd Floor, Braintree, MA 02184
781-794-8070
Fax: 781-794-8022

Director: Marybeth McGrath
(781) 794-8095 | mmcgrath@braintreema.gov
Inspector of Buildings/Code Compliance Officer: Russell Forsberg
(781) 794-8073 | rforsberg@braintreema.gov
Local Building Inspector/Sealer of Weights & Measures: Michael McGourty
(781) 794-8076 | mmcgourty@braintreema.gov
Local Building Inspector/Deputy Sealer of Weights & Measures: Eric Erskine
(781) 794-8185 | eerskine@braintreema.gov
Inspector of Wires: Gerald Graham
(781) 794-8075 | ggraham@braintreema.gov
Inspector of Plumbing & Gas: Andrew Lyne
(781) 794-8074 | alyne@braintreema.gov

Departmental Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Note: Office Hours of Inspector’s may vary. Please call for available.

SERVICES

PUBLIC RECORDS
The Building Division makes available for review and/or copying, records of all permits, inspections, plans and correspondence relating to the administration of Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Gas and Signage Codes. Additionally, reports of the Sealer of Weights & Measures and decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals for all properties within the Town are also available.

INSPECTIONAL SERVICES
In the construction, alteration or change in use of buildings and structures, the Building Division (Building, Electrical, Plumbing & Gas) inspects all properties within the Town at pre-determined intervals to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations controlling such development.

Members of the Building Division regularly meet with Residents, Business Owners and Contractors during daily office hours to review proposals or provide answers to code related questions. Additionally, regular examination of applications for permits (Building, Electrical, Plumbing & Gas and Signage) and related information is performed by the Building Division.

Inspections for places of assembly and institutional uses as listed below are made in varying increments, ranging from every six months to yearly and on a five year basis depending on the type of use to ensure the safety of residents, customers and employees.

Car Sales Lots
Churches
Day Care Facilities
Schools
Hospitals
Multi-Family Dwellings
Nursing Homes
Theaters
Recreational Facilities
Restaurants

Inspections of all measuring devices including scales, scanners and dispensers are made continuously throughout the year to ensure equity in the market place for consumers by the Sealer of Weights & Measures. Such locations and devices include, retail stores, gasoline stations, oil trucks and establishments with truck scales or similar measuring devices.

ENFORCEMENT AGENT
The Building Division is the enforcement agent for conditions set forth by the Planning Board, as well as the Conservation Commission for projects and properties requiring the approval of these agencies.

CODE COMPLIANCE
The Building Division has responsibility for the enforcement of those Zoning Ordinances controlling private property, in addition to those specific to the construction, redevelopment or use of a given parcel.

LIAISON FUNCTIONS
The Building Division acts as a liaison to the Board of License Commissioners, providing responses to inquiries made by the Board, as well as applicants applying for various licenses issued by the Town.

The Building Division also provides administrative support in the processing of appeal applications for the Zoning Board of Appeals and technical assistance during the hearings.

The Building Division acts in the capacity of ADA Coordinator for the Town with respect to improvements to both public and private property and provides technical assistance to the Town’s Commission on Disabilities.

 

 

 
 
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