Essex County Building Permits (Massachusetts)

Search for Essex County, MA building permits. A building permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, land use permits, occupancy permits, permit rules, rejected permit applications, appeal a rejected permit, construction permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, renovation permits, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


Building Departments in Essex County, MA create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue Essex County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets Essex County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid Essex County building permit. Essex County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved Essex County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.

Andover Building Department Andover MA 91 Ridge Street 01810 978-623-8445

Boxford Building Department Boxford MA 200 Washington Street 01921 978-887-6000

Boxford Zoning Boxford MA 4 Middleton Road 01921 978-887-6802

Georgetown Building Department Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5736

Gloucester Planning Department Gloucester MA 22 Poplar Street 01930 978-281-9778

Groveland Building Department Groveland MA 23 School Street 01834 978-469-5003

Hamilton Planning Department Hamilton MA 577 Bay Road 01982 978-468-5570

Lawrence Planning Department Lawrence MA 147 Haverhill Street 01840 978-620-3500

Lynnfield Building Department Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-3143

Lynnfield Zoning Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-2032

Manchester Building Department Manchester-by-the-Sea MA 10 Central Street 01944 978-526-2000

Merrimac Town Planning Department Merrimac MA 2 School St 01860 978-346-8013

Methuen Zoning Methuen Town MA 41 Pleasant Street 01844 978-983-8633

Newburyport Planning Department Newburyport MA 70 Low Street 01950 978-465-4456


Building Inspectors in Essex County, MA ensure that all construction projects meet building codes and regulations. They are responsible for monitoring designs, building materials, Essex County building safety codes, and utilities like electricity and plumbing. As part of this job, Essex County Building Inspectors issue permits for new construction, remodels, renovations, and planned construction. They also issue demolition, relocation, and occupancy permits, including inspection reports that verify that an Essex County property is safe for residents. Building Inspectors maintain records and reports on their inspections and permits, which include information about the Essex County property owners, the property, and whether the permit is valid. Their records also show Essex County violations and work stoppage orders. They provide information on how to receive a permit as well as permit requirements, and much of this information may be available on the Building Inspector website.

Amesbury Building Inspector Amesbury MA 11 School Street 01913 978-388-8129

Beverly Building Inspector Beverly MA 502 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6025

Beverly Building Inspector Beverly MA 188 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6024

Georgetown Building Inspector Georgetown MA 1 Library Street 01833 978-352-5736

Gloucester Building Inspector Gloucester MA 3 Pond Road 01930 978-281-9774

Groveland Building Inspector Groveland MA 183 Main Street 01834 978-469-5003

Haverhill Building Inspector Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2341

Ipswich Building Inspector Ipswich MA 25 Green Street 01938 978-356-6605

Lawrence Building Inspector Lawrence MA 65 Lowell Street 01840 978-685-0282

Lawrence Building Inspector Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-686-4438

Marblehead Building Inspector Marblehead MA 7 Widger Road 01945 781-631-2220

Merrimac Building Inspector Merrimac MA 2 School Street 01860 978-346-0525

Middleton Building Inspector Middleton MA 195 North Main Street 01949 978-777-2850

Newburyport Building Inspector Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4405

North Andover Building Inspector North Andover MA 1600 Osgood Street 01845 978-688-9545


Town and City Halls in Essex County, MA provide municipal services for their community, such as preserving vital records and issuing and filing building permits. These Essex County building permits may be required for a number of construction projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and planned construction. They may also issue land use permits related to property boundary lines, as well as occupancy permits that certify that a building meets code and can be occupied by residents in Essex County, Massachusetts. These records can be used to prove that a construction project has a valid Essex County permit, find approved and rejected permit applications, or to look up building permit requirements, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their building permit services.

Amesbury Town Hall Amesbury MA 62 Friend Street 01913 978-388-8100

Andover Town Hall Andover MA 36 Bartlet Street 01810 978-623-8200

Beverly City Hall Beverly MA 191 Cabot Street 01915 978-921-6000

Boxford Town Hall Boxford MA 7 Spofford Road 01921 978-352-6555

Byfield Town Hall Newbury MA 7 Central Street 01922 978-463-3335

Danvers Town Hall Danvers MA 1 Sylvan Street 01923 978-777-0001

Essex Town Hall Essex MA 30 Martin Street 01929 978-768-7410

Gloucester City Hall Gloucester MA 9 Dale Avenue 01930 978-281-9710

Haverhill City Hall Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2300

Ipswich Town Hall Ipswich MA 25 Green Street 01938 978-356-6608

Lawrence City Hall Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-794-5803

Lynn City Hall Lynn MA 3 City Hall Square 01901 781-598-4000

Lynnfield Town Hall Lynnfield MA 55 Summer Street 01940 781-334-3128

Middleton Town Hall Middleton MA 48 South Main Street 01949 978-774-3344

Nahant Town Hall Nahant MA 334 Nahant Road 01908 781-581-0018

Newbury Town Hall Newbury MA 25 High Road 01951 978-465-0862

Newburyport City Hall Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4413

Newburyport Town Hall Newburyport MA 60 Pleasant Street 01950 978-465-4407

North Andover Town Hall North Andover MA 120 Main Street 01845 978-683-3169


Code Enforcement Offices in Essex County, MA are responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes, zoning rules, and other regulations. As part of enforcing these codes and regulations, Essex County Code Enforcement often issue building permits. These permits may be required for Essex County land development, demolition, repairs, renovations, and other kinds of construction. They may also issue Essex County occupancy permits at the end of a construction project, which certify that the building meets code and can be occupied. Code Enforcement Offices may also be responsible for issuing certificates of zoning compliance, and they produce reports that show if a building has any code violations or has a valid Essex County permit for construction. Their office can also help look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices often provide online access to their building permit records.

Haverhill Housing Code Enforcement Haverhill MA 4 Summer Street 01830 978-374-2325

Lawrence Code Enforcement Lawrence MA 200 Common Street 01840 978-620-3130