Building Department


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 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 rather than the inspectors):

Richard Maloney 
Building Commissioner/Zoning Enforcement Officer
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursdays 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday/Wednesday 1:00-2:00 pm 
Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-9:00 am and 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 12:00-1:00 pm

BJ Brown,  Inspector of Wires
Inspections: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-5:00pm

Kevin Dash, Plumbing & Gas Inspector
Inspections: By Appointment Weekday Evenings

Laura Bongiorno, Permitting Coordinator
Monday-Thursday 9-1

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

Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 4
Fax: 978-468-8014


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.


Town Hall Hours

Monday 9am-4:30pm

Tuesday 9am-7pm

Wednesday & Thursday 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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