The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the following codes:
- International Building Code (IBC)
- International Residential Code (IRC)
- International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
- International Mechanical Code (IMC)
- International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
- International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
- and portions of the International Fire Code (IFC)
- and the Wenham Zoning Bylaw
The Ninth Edition of the building code applies to all building permits filed on or after January 1, 2018.
Building, Electrical and Plumbing Permits are issued and all construction inspections are processed through this office. See link to E-Permitting at the bottom of this page. Guidelines for E-Permitting can be found on the left hand navigation.
Contact the Building Department (all inspection requests should be emailed to the office at email@example.com rather than the inspectors):
Inspector of Buildings
All questions, inspection requests, and applications should be submitted to the Office and they will be directed to whichever Inspector is available.
BJ Brown, Inspector of Wires
Inspections: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm
Kevin Dash, Plumbing & Gas Inspector
Inspections: By Appointment Weekday Evenings
Jackie Bresnahan, Director of Administrative Services
Permit applications can be dropped off anytime Town Hall is open
Permitting Office Hours & Location:
We strongly encourage conducting business over the phone and by email as much as possible. We also have a drop box outside Town Hall for permits to be dropped off or sent in by mail if you prefer to not use the e-permitting system found below.
Please email us with your requests and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Hall Limited Schedule:
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Monday & Wednesday
9:00 am - 12 noon Tuesday and Thursday
Wenham Town Hall
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984
Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 4
Wenham is utilizing the Accela Civic Platform for online permitting. Please be sure to review the fee schedule and call with any fee calculation questions prior to submitting the permit. Permits submitted without the appropriate fee will be delayed until the fee is paid in full. Please direct fee questions to 978-468-5520 ext. 4. Please remember to submit the total estimated cost of your project in the appropriate section so your fee can be invoiced to you promptly.