Building Department

Mission:

The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the following codes:

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC) with MA Amendments
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2015International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
  • 2021 NEC Chapter 12 with MA Amendments (527 CMR)
  • 248 CMR: Plumbing and Fuel Gas Code
  • and portions of the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) with MA Amendments
  • 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 below.  Guidelines for E-Permitting can be found on the left hand navigation.

E-Permitting
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. 
https://aca3.accela.com/WENHAM/default.aspx

BEM Fee Schedule (Appv'd 1.7.2020)
BEM Fee Schedule (Appv'd 1.7.2020)

Contact the Building Department (all inspection requests should be emailed to the office at permitting@wenhamma.gov rather than the inspectors):

Richard Maloney 
Building Commissioner/Zoning Enforcement Officer
Office Hours:  Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday by appointment

Inspections:    
Monday thru Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Friday 9:00 am -11:00 am
Email: rmaloney@wenhamma.gov 

Denis Curran,  Inspector of Wires
Inspections:  Monday thru Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm
Email: dcurran@wenhamma.gov

Kevin Dash, Plumbing & Gas Inspector
Inspections: By Appointment Weekday Evenings
Email:  permitting@wenhamma.gov

Wenham Town Hall
Second Floor
138 Main Street
Wenham, MA 01984

Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 4
Fax: 978-468-8014
Office Email: permitting@wenhamma.gov

Town Hall Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

 

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