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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 are currently open on a limited schedule. We strongly encourage folks to conduct business over the phone and by email as much as possible.
Please email us with your requests and questions at email@example.com
**Town Hall Limited Hours** CURRENT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday & Thursday
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday
There is still someone in the office during "regular" Town Hall hours to respond to all phone, email, and online permitting requests.
Regular Town Hall Hours
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
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.