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, use and occupancy.  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 has implemented a new digital filing system.  One (1) set of building plans must be in digital form (CD format).***

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David L. Riquinha Building Commissioner/ Zoning Administrator (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
Michael Arguin Plumbing & Gas Inspector (508) 910-1888
David Gonsalves Inspector of Wires (508) 910-1889