City of Taunton, MA
141 Oak Street, Taunton, MA 02780
ph: (508) 821-1000
Building Department
Contact TypeContact Information
Supervisors
, Superintendent of Buildings (contact for issues with Municipal Buildings)
, Building Commissioner/Chief of Inspections
Address:
City Hall, 141 Oak Street 
Taunton ,MA 02780 
Phone:
508-821-1015
Fax:
508-821-1019
Hours:
Office Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8-4
Tuesday 8-7
Friday 8-12

Inspector Office Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thurs 8-10
Tuesday 8-10 & 5-7
Friday Not Available
 
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CONTACT:
Name
Title
Phone
Superintendent of Buildings
508-821-1015
Building Commissioner/Inspector of Wires
508-821-1015
Building Inspector - Zoning Enforcement Officer
508-821-1015
Plumbing and Gas Inspector
508-821-1016
Building Inspector-Zoning Enforcement Officer
508-821-1015
Electrical Inspector
508-821-1015
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Mission Statement:
It is the responsibility of the Building Department to ensure that the buildings in which we live, work, worship, and recreate are built and maintained safely. The inspectional division of this department enforces the provisions of Massachusetts State Building Code and the City of Taunton Zoning Ordinance in order to protect the health, safety and general welfare of city residents. Additionally, the maintenance division of the Building Department is responsible for the care and upkeep of all municipal buildings.

What We Do:
Code Enforcement:
The Building Department issues permits for new construction as well as repairs, additions, alterations, demolition and changes in use. Permits for plumbing, gas, electrical and sheet metal work are issued by this department and all associated inspections are performed. Additionally, the Building Inspection Department is responsible for annual inspections of schools, restaurants, theaters, churches, boarding houses, hotels and multi-family dwellings as well as enforcement of the City of Taunton Zoning Ordinance.

Maintenance of Public Buildings:
The Building Department also plans, builds and maintains all public building facilities.  The schools, public safety and general government buildings are a city asset, currently valued at over $300 million.  Daily repairs are requested and performed with a 20-person staff of technicians and specialized maintenance personnel.