Building Department

The office of the Building Department is here to administer and enforce the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes. 

The purpose of this Code is to establish minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress, facilities, stability, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to Firefighters and Emergency Responders during emergency operations. 

We also administer Floodplain regulations and Coastal Erosion Regulations.
We manage the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation; the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Commission.