Building Department

Footer Town of DoverThe Building Department reports to the Town Administrator who reports to the Board of Selectmen. The Building Department is responsible for reviewing applications and plans to construct, alter or demolish any building or structure in the Town of Dover for compliance with applicable Town of Dover Zoning Bylaws and Massachusetts State Gas, Plumbing, Electrical, Building Codes and Chapter 40A and General Laws.

Field Inspections

The Inspectors have to make field inspections at various stages of construction, as well as making inspections of all public buildings, churches and both private and public schools.

Professional Inquiries

The Building Department must also respond to inquiries from attorneys, land surveyors, banks and the general public regarding zoning and building code problems or direct their calls to the proper authorities if it is not a building or zoning code matter.

Dover Town Code Description of Responsibilities

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Building Inspector Office Hours

If you would like to meet with the Building Inspector or need plans reviewed, you will need an appointment.  Appointments are scheduled Monday to Thursday 1:00pm  to 2:30pm.  Call 508-785-0032 x225 or email syoung@doverma.gov  to schedule. 

If you have a general question, are looking for plans or documents, or would like help filling out a permit, please call or stop in for Administrative help Monday to Thursday 9 to 4.

Building Inspector & Deputy Building Inspector

There shall be a Building Inspector and a Deputy Building Inspector appointed annually by the Board of Selectmen. The duties and authority of the Building Inspector and the Deputy Building Inspector shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 143, Section 3.

Gas/Plumbing Inspector & Deputy Gas/Plumbing Inspector

There shall be a Gas and Plumbing Inspector appointed annually by the Building Inspector. The Gas and Plumbing Inspector’s duties and authority shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in MGL Chapter 142, Section 11.

Wiring Inspector & Deputy Wiring Inspector

There shall be a Wiring Inspector and one or more Deputy Wiring Inspectors appointed annually by the Board of Selectmen. The duties and authority of the Wiring Inspectors and the Deputy Wiring Inspectors shall include, but shall not be limited to, those specified in MGL Chapter 166, Sections 32, 32A.

*PERMITS ARE NOT ACCEPTED ELECTRONICALLY, THEY MUST BE MAILED OR DROPPED OFF COMPLETED with VALID LICENSE(s), CURRENT WORKERS COMP CERTIFICATE AND PAYMENT*

Permit Applications & Fees