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Inspection Services


Paul E. Johnson
Building Commissioner/
Director of Inspection Services
(781) 979-4135
pjohnson@cityofmelrose.org


Mission Statement Inspection Services
The purpose of the Inspection Services Department is to safeguard the quality of life in Melrose through the commitment to inform, manage and to carry out effectively, the evolving life safety codes, consumer protection laws, health regulations and land use laws.  Our promise is to communicate, educate and satisfy those seeking assistance with professionalism and integrity.  We are dedicated to uphold our promise and as we serve the public, we will strive for excellence.  

 Please read new Contractor Guideline effective March 1, 2013

Subdivisions and Staff   ----   Office Hours   ----   Location   ----   FAQs   ----   Directions

APPLICATIONS & FORMS

FEES

CODES & REGS

USEFUL LINKS

Building Permit Application (1-2 Family Structures)
Application must be hand delivered
Building Permit Fees

State Building Codes 

Energy Conservation

Building Permit Application (Commercial) 
Application must be hand delivered

Building Permit Fees

Zoning Regulations / Enforcement

Wetlands Protection

Stretch Code Form
(to be used with Building Permits)
 

Home Improvement Contractors Regulations 

Zoning Map

Electrical Permit Application

Wire Permit Fees Handicapped Accessibility/ Americans with Disabilities Act

Aerial View of Melrose 

Plumbing Permit Application Plumbing Permit Fees

Press Release
New CSL Requirement

Composite Development Map 

Gas fitting Permit Application  Gas Permit Fees

New Look for Department of Public Safety License Cards

Developable Lands and Partial Constraints Map 

Sheet Metal Permit Application Weights & Measures Fees Rules and Regs Governing Sheet Metal Workers  

Consumer safety tips for
your home

Certificate of Occupancy Application 

  Construction Supervisor License

 

Workers Comp Affidavit       


FOR EMERGENCIES RELATED TO ELECTRICAL OUTAGES DURING OFF-HOURS:
Please contact the Fire Department at 781-665-0500 and they will contact the Electrical Inspector

HOMEOWNER/CONTRACTOR ADVISORY: LEAD SAFETY DURING RENOVATIONS

EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Final Rule 40 CFR 745:
Deadline April 22, 2010

Firms MUST be certified by the EPA and have one or more Certified Renovators when disturbing lead-paint in pre-1978 homes or child-occupied facilities. Renovation Workers must also be trained. Certified Renovators are responsible for either documenting the training of their workers or may opt to have their workers also trained as Certified Renovators.

EPA’s lead regulations may be found by referring to the web site: www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm

For a brochure please refer to: www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/contractor_brochure.pdf

Subdivisions and Staff
Tel: 781-979-4135
Fax: 781-662-3450
 
Director and Building Commissioner
Paul E. Johnson
(781) 979-4135
pjohnson@cityofmelrose.org 
 

Assistant to the Inspections Director
Cathy Alphen
(781) 979-4135
calphen@cityofmelrose.org 
 

Wire Inspector
David Metell
(781) 979-4134
dmetell@cityofmelrose.org
 
 
Plumbing / Gas Inspector
Kenneth Rogers
(781) 979-4136
krogers@cityofmelrose.org 
 
Sealer of Weight and Measures
David Metell
(781) 979-4134
dmetell@cityofmelrose.org
 
 

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Fridays 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Lower Level of City Hall
Office Hours: 

 

Building Inspector 8:30-10:00 am
2:00-4:00 pm
Inspections: Monday thru Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Electrical Inspector

8:00-10:00 am
Inspections:
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Plumbing/Gas 12:00-2:00 pm
Inspections: Monday thru Thursday
2:00-4:00 pm
Weights and Measures 8:00-10:00 am
Monday - Friday
FAQ:

What work requires a permit? 
Why do I need a permit? 
What is the cost of a permit?
 
Who files for the permit?
 
Are plans needed to apply?
 
Where do I get a plot plan?
 
Do I need a variance to build?
 
Can a homeowner apply for a building permit?
 
How do I arrange for an inspection?
 
Which office regulates construction, Fire or Building?

 

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