Building Department

Announcement:

The Governor announced more details about the phased re-opening plan, including that as of May 18, construction would reopen following the sector-specific safety protocols and best practices. 

Safety Standards for Construction

To contact our office with questions, please email permitting@wenhamma.gov. If you call (978-468-5520 ext. 4), please leave a voicemail. All voicemails are being forwarded to us by email and we will follow up as soon as feasible. Thank you in advance for your patience. 

Mission:

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 permitting@wenhamma.gov rather than the inspectors):

Angelo Salamone, Inspector of Buildings 
Office hours: Monday-Thursday 1:00-2:00 pm
Inspections: Monday-Thursday 2:00-4:00 pm
Email: asalamone@wenhamma.gov 

BJ Brown,  Inspector of Wires
Inspections: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm
Email: bjbrown@wenhamma.gov

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

Jackie Bresnahan, Director of Administrative Services
Permit applications can be dropped off anytime Town Hall is open
Email: permitting@wenhamma.gov

Permitting Office Hours & Location:

WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19 RESPONSE.
Please email us with your requests and questions at permitting@wenhamma.gov
Thank you!

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday

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

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

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

 

closed to the public
town staff available
during business hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm

Tuesday 9am - 7pm

Wed & Thurs 9am-4:30pm

Friday 9am - 1pm

contact town hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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