Building Department

The purpose of the Department of Inspectional Services is to insure public safety, health and welfare insofar as they are affected by building construction.  The Inspectional Services Department is responsible for the administration of the State Building, Electrical, Plumbing & Gas and Mechanical Codes.  These responsibilities also encompass the interpretation and the enforcement of all Zoning By-laws and some General By-laws.

All construction and use related permits are issued through this office.  The permitting process starts with an application followed by a review time, and then the issuance of the permit.  Once the permit has been issued inspections are done by various applicable inspectors, once all inspections have been successfully completed a Certificate of Completion or Occupancy can be issued.

The Town of Dartmouth is in the process of implementing a new digital filing system.  We are requesting, if possible, that one (1) set of building plans be in digital form (CD format).  Please not that this is on a voluntary basis at this time.  Your help and cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Paul Murphy Director of Inspectional Services (508) 910-1820
David Brunette Local Building Inspector (508) 910-1887
Beverly A. Sylvia Permit Facilitator (508) 910-1862
Suzanne Gonsalves Administrative Clerk (508) 910-1895
David Coelho Plumbing & Gas Inspector (508) 910-1888
William R. Plamondon Inspector of Wires (508) 910-1889
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