COVID-19 PERMIT GUIDANCE - PLEASE REVIEW LIST OF ESSENTIAL PROJECTS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A PERMIT
Summary - Governor Baker’s March 31, 2020 Press Release:
- Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, builders, contractors, HVAC Technicians, landscapers, inspectors and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, businesses and buildings such as hospitals, health care facilities, senior living facilities, and any temporary construction required to support COVID-19 response.
- Workers – including contracted vendors - who support the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of essential public works facilities and operations, including roads and bridges, water and sewer, laboratories, fleet maintenance personnel, construction of critical or strategic infrastructure, traffic signal maintenance, emergency location services for buried utilities, and maintenance of digital systems infrastructure supporting public works operations. Critical or strategic infrastructure includes public works construction including construction of public schools, colleges and universities and construction of state facilities, including leased space, managed by the Division of Capital Asset Management; airport operations; water and sewer; gas, electrical, nuclear, oil refining and other critical energy services; roads and highways; public transportation; steam; solid waste and recycling collection and removal; and internet and telecommunications systems (including the provision of essential global, national, and local infrastructure for computing services)
- Workers who support infrastructure, such as by road and line clearing and utility relocation, to ensure the availability of and access to needed facilities, transportation, energy and communications.
- Workers performing housing construction related activities, including construction of mixed-use projects that include housing, to ensure additional units can be made available to combat the Commonwealth’s existing housing supply shortage.
- Workers supporting the construction of housing, including those supporting government functions related to the building and development process, such as inspections, permitting and plan review services that can be modified to protect the public health, including allowing qualified private third-party inspections accountable to government agencies).
The Office of the Building Inspector is responsible for the enforcement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Building Code and the Zoning Bylaw and is the primary contact for the Shrewsbury Zoning Board of Appeals.
ENERGY CODE CHANGE
2018 IECC code in effect as of February 7, 2020 with a concurrency period through August 7, 2020.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE BUILDING INSPECTOR'S OFFICE -The Building Inspector's Office has implemented the following rule with regard to consultant fees. Please click on the link below for a full explanation.
The Office of the Building Inspector employs:
- Mechanical Sample Document
- Cross-Connection Data Design Sheet Form_Water & Sewer (PDF)
- Cross Connection Control Program Procedure
- Cross Connection Regulations, State of Mass, 310 CMR 22.22
- How to Hire a Contractor (PDF)
- Minimum Zoning Requirements (PDF)
- Radon Passive System Checklist (PDF)
- Risks of Homeowners Obtaining Their Own Building Permits (PDF)
- Schedule for Periodic Inspection of Existing Buildings (PDF)
- Swimming Pool Building Codes (PDF)
- International Code Council - Building Valuation Data