Building Inspector

Your Patience Is Appreciated: The Building Inspector's Department is
currently operating at a reduced staffing level due to the recent departure
of several staff members. We are working diligently to hire additional
staff to reduce our backlogs. Thank you for your understanding and

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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.


  • Controls the use, location and density of land and buildings
  • Issues plumbing and gas fitting permits
  • Manages the plumbing and gas fitting inspection program
  • Prepares all notices, minutes of public hearings and the decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Regulates the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures


The Office of the Building Inspector employs: