Building

The Building Department issues all building permits and performs inspections.

The department is also responsible for the enforcement of State building codes:

  • Town Zoning Bylaws
  • 248 CMR Plumbing code 
  • 248 CMR Gas code
  • 527 CMR Electrical code


Building Inspectors are available for window service 8:30 am - 12:00 noon.

It is recommended to call ahead and make an appointment for lengthy or unusual business.

 The Building Department Public Window is open between the hours of:

  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM MON.-WEDS.-THURS.
  8:30 AM - 7:00 PM TUES.
  8:30 AM - 2:00 PM FRI. *UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
The window is open at 7:00 am to receive Plumbing, Gas and Electrical applications for permits. Plumbing & Electrical Inspectors are available from
7:00 am-9:00 am

  

**ATTENTION**

The Town of Yarmouth has voted to adopt the Stretch Energy Code. Starting January 1, 2019, all new construction is required to comply with the requirements of this code.



THE NINTH EDITION BUILDING CODE IS NOW IN FULL EFFECT AS OF 
  JANUARY 1 2018.

The ninth edition code is based on MA Amended versions of the following 2015 codes as published by the International Code Council (ICC).


          

  • The 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).
  • 521 CMR Architectural Access Board