Building Department

April 3, 2020 See update on Zoning Board of Appeals(ZBA) Page regarding hearings.


* IMPORTANT * UPDATED 6.23.2020 NOTICE RELATED TO CURRENT DECLARED EMERGENCY

ALL INSPECTION REQUESTS ARE SUBMITTED AND PROCESSED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS AS FOLLOWS: 

*FOR INSPECTION REQUESTS RELATED TO WORK INSIDE AN OCCUPIED RESIDENCE YOU WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THIS COMPLETED FORM, CLICK ON LINK:  https://www.wayland.ma.us/sites/waylandma/files/pages/emergency_request.pdf

1.     BUILDING PERMITS: EMAIL REQUEST ONE TIME TO: BUILD-PERMIT@WAYLAND.MA.US; PROVIDE STREET ADDRESS AND BUILDING PERMIT NUMBER, DESCRIBE WORK TO BE INSPECTED. FOLLOWING YOUR E-MAIL REQUEST STAFF WILL CONFIRM A DATE AND TIME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS.

2.     ELECTRICAL PERMITS: ELECTRICIAN’S ONLY, EMAIL REQUEST ONE TIME TO: electric-permit@wayland.ma.us PROVIDE STREET ADDRESS, YOUR ELECTRICIAN’S LICENSE NUMBER, DESCRIBE WORK TO BE INSPECTED. FOLLOWING YOUR E-MAIL REQUEST STAFF WILL CONFIRM A DATE AND TIME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS MON-WED-FRI.

3.     PLUMBING AND GAS: PLUMBER’S ONLY, EMAIL REQUEST ONE TIME TO: plumb-permit@wayland.ma.us PROVIDE STREET ADDRESS, YOUR PLUMBER’S LICENSE NUMBER, DESCRIBE WORK TO BE INSPECTED. FOLLOWING YOUR E-MAIL REQUEST STAFF WILL CONFIRM A DATE AND TIME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS TUE, WED, THUR.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT STAFF WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO RESPOND TO YOUR REQUEST IN A TIMELY MANNER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. 

THE CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND COVID-19 ARE CHALLENGING TO US ALL. INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ON THE TOWN'S COVID-19 WEB PAGE AS IT CONTINUES TO BE THE BEST SOURCE FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION. 

HOW TO SUBMIT A BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION DURING THE CURRENT DECLARED EMERGENCY.                                                

NOTICE: SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS THAT ARE INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS WITH INCORRECT FEES THAT ARE POSTMARKED ON OR AFTER MAY 18, 2020 MAY BE RETURNED.

FEE SCHEDULE LINK: https://www.wayland.ma.us/sites/waylandma/files/uploads/building_fee_sch...

YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IF YOUR PROPOSED TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TYPICALLY REQUIRES OTHER DEPARTMENTS’ APPROVALS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION TO THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT.

REFERENCE THE DEPARTMENT LINK: https://www.wayland.ma.us/sites/waylandma/files/uploads/building_permit_...

1.     BUILDING PERMIT: DOWNLOAD APPLICATION AND REQUIRED FORMS FROM TOWN’S BUILDING DEPARTMENT WEB SITE; SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION AS INSTRUCTED (SEE REVERSE SIDE) INCLUDE COMPLETED SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FORM AND A CHECK FOR THE TOTAL BUILDING PERMIT FEE AS INSTRUCTED ON THE APPLICATION AND MAIL (SURFACE MAIL) ALL REQUIRED CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS TO THE WAYLAND BUILDING DEPARTMENT, 41 COCHITUATE ROAD, WAYLAND, MA 01778.

2.     ELECTRICAL PERMIT: DOWNLOAD THE STATE APPLICATION FORM FROM TOWN’S BUILDING DEPARTMENT WEB SITE; SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION WITH TOTAL ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEE AS CALCULATED BY FEE SCHEDULE ON LINE AND MAIL (SURFACE MAIL) TO THE WAYLAND BUILDING DEPARTMENT AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

3.     PLUMBING AND GAS: DOWNLOAD THE STATE APPLICATION FORM FROM TOWN’S BUILDING DEPARTMENT WEB SITE; SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION WITH TOTAL PLUMBING AND/OR GAS PERMIT FEE AS CALCULATED BY FEE SCHEDULE ON LINE AND MAIL (SURFACE MAIL) TO THE WAYLAND BUILDING DEPARTMENT AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

YOUR APPLICATION IS IMPORTANT; DEPARTMENT STAFF IS COMMITTED TO PROCESSING COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF SUBMITTAL.

THE CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND COVID-19 ARE CHALLENGING TO US ALL. INDIVIDUALS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ON THE TOWN'S COVID-19 WEB PAGE AS IT CONTINUES TO BE THE BEST SOURCE FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION. 

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About Us:

The Town of Wayland Building Department is staffed with two full-time Building Inspectors, two part-time Specialized Code Inspectors, and two administrative assistants.  The Wiring Inspector and the Plumbing & Gas Inspector are part-time positions with alternate inspectors covering during their absence. 

The primary responsibility of the Town of Wayland Building Department is to help insure public safety as it is affected by permitted construction.  These responsibilities are carried out through the enforcement of the Massachusetts State Building Code and other applicable state statutes, rules and regulations, or ordinances and by-laws including but not limited to the Code of the Town of Wayland, Town of Wayland Zoning By-Laws, Fuel, Gas and Plumbing Codes, National Electric Code,  Architectural Access Board Regulations.   Building Department staff reviews applications and inspects the projects for which permits have been issued and enforces provisions of the Massachusetts State Building Code.  Please note that the Building Department Policy Book may be reviewed at the Building Department on request.

As mandated by Massachusetts General Laws, the Building Department administers and enforces the following functions:  regulates construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, demolition, removal, inspection, issuance, and revocation of permits or licenses, installation of equipment, classification, and definition of any building or structure, use and occupancy of all building and structures or parts thereof;  rehabilitation and maintenance of existing buildings; the standards or requirements for materials to be used in connection therewith, including but not limited to, provisions for safety, ingress and egress, energy conservation and sanitary conditions; interprets and enforces the Town of Wayland Zoning By-law; and certain provisions of the Town By-laws;  Administrative liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals, periodically inspects and certifies building and structures or parts thereof with regard to use as required by the Massachusetts State Building Code and is the Administrator and keeper of all records, plans, etc. that pertain to the above functions.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Geoffrey S. Larsen Building Commissioner (508) 358-3600
Nathan Maltinsky Building/Local Building Inspector (508) 358-3638
April Leshore Department Assistant (508) 358-3615
Julie Pratt Department Assistant (508) 358-3601
Steve Bottazzi Building/Plumbing & Gas Inspector (508) 358-3604
Town Inspector Electrical Inspector (508) 358-3605