Inspectional Services

OpenGov Online Permitting - Paperless Since 2023

OpenGov Citizen Services is a web-based electronic and document workflow solution that allows Owners, Architects, Contractors, and Homeowners to initiate and complete the building permit plan submission, review, approval, and inspection process online from anywhere, 24 hours 7 days a week. 

Procedures for Scheduling Inspections - Prior to Open Gov

Building Inspections

Email Inspection Scheduling or call 508-747-1620, ext. 10117 to schedule your building inspection. Please provide the property address, application number, type of inspection, the preferred date and your contact information.

Plumbing, Gas & Wiring Inspections

Email request form to Inspection Scheduling. Note: Your permit must be issued before we can schedule your inspection. We will confirm receipt by email and forward them to the inspectors. Permit applications and inspection request forms can be found on the Downloadable Forms page.

Mission Statement

The Inspectional Services (Building) Department is responsible for ensuring that buildings are constructed and repaired safely and buildings, structures, and land are used properly. The Department issues zoning, building, electrical, gas, and plumbing permits that allow the construction, reconstruction, repair, alteration, and demolition of buildings and structures as well as the installation of equipment. 

The Department annually inspects restaurants, lodgings, and other places of assembly. The Building Department enforces the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Building Code and the Plymouth By-Laws. The goal of the Department is to ensure a safe public and private environment for the residents.