Inspection Services

Paul E. Johnson

Building Commissioner/Director of Inspection Services
(781) 979-4135

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.

Electrical Outage Emergencies 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

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:

Hours of Operation:

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

Office Hours:

Building Inspector: 9:00-10:00 am and afternoon by appointment
Inspections: Monday through Thursday 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Electrical Inspector: 8:00-9:30 am
Inspections: 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Plumbing/Gas: 12:00-2:00 pm
Inspections: Monday through Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm

Weights and Measures: 8:00-10:00 am