EFFECTIVE 10/30/2023- “Temporary Electrical Service” is any temporary electrical service for a construction project, or for any event (at the discretion of the Building Commissioner), which is not expected to continue in use for a period long enough to justify a permanent electrical service installation. For residential home construction, temporary electrical service shall be permitted for a period not to exceed one (1) year. Contact the Building Department for permission to install a temporary electrical service.
EFFECTIVE 9/7/2023 - Buildable Lot Inquiry Application Policy Change. Click here for more information.
EFFECTIVE 2/1/2023 - All Building Permits will be mailed to the applicant. In addition, ALL permit cards MUST be posted on site in order for ANY inspection to be performed. If no permit card is on site, the inspector will leave. A re-inspection fee will then be assessed and will need to be paid before a new inspection request can be made.
EFFECTIVE 10/1/2022 - New Permit Fees. Click here for more information.
EFFECTIVE 4/29/22 - SEWER MORATORIUM - Please click here for more information.
The Inspectional Services Department is responsible for issuing licenses and permits for all new building and renovations as well as electrical, plumbing and gas.
The primary objective of the this department is to protect the public's safety, and welfare, by insuring that all construction, reconstruction, alterations, repairs, moving or demolition of buildings and/or structures conform to all Sate requirements of the Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas State Codes and Laws, and the Town of Wareham By-Laws and Zoning By-Laws.
In February 2019, we launched ViewPoint Cloud (VPC) On-Line Permitting Software. For quick access click here: http://warehamma.viewpointcloud.com
You will need a valid email address to register for an account. Once an account is created, you may pull your permit(s). Please note: if you have an account with another town, you won’t have to re-register.
- Paper Permit Applications will no longer be accepted. You must use VPC.
- Permits are not issued until all approvals are given and we have processed your payment.
- No inspections will be scheduled until a permit has been paid and issued. No exceptions.
- Scanned Documents: Many of the attachments that we receive with the applications are photographs taken with smartphones, iPhones and iPads. Unfortunately, these aren’t clear pictures and many times we have to request a scanned copy. If you have an iPhone or iPad, please check out Apple’s Document Scanner that is in the Notes tab. This produces a much clearer image therefore, allowing us to process permits quicker. Please check it out at: https://www.imore.com/how-use-document-scanner-iphone-and-ipad
Payment: You may pay with a debit/ credit card, or check online. Credit/debit card payments cannot be made in person. NO CASH PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED.
If paying with a check, please mail your check to:
Town of Wareham
Attn: Inspectional Services
54 Marion Road
Wareham MA 02571
Please write the Permit Number and/or Property Address on your check. ***Please Note: Check or debit/credit card payments cannot be made over the phone.*** As soon as payment is processed, your permit is issued and you may begin work. We appreciate your patience as we all work together to get your permit applications processed. Please call 508-291-3100, Ext. 3190 for assistance.
You can access this site at http://warehamma.viewpointcloud.com
To reach the Building Commissioner:
508-291-3100 ext. 3190
To reach the Local Building Inspector:
George Stuart, III
508-291-3100 ext. 3191
Inspections: All building inspection requests are taken the day of. To request an inspection, you must have the building permit number and/or proper address. Call 508-291-3100 ext 3191 to request an inspection or for more information.
The Building inspector is available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30am to 10:00am. Anyone traveling a considerable distance should call first to confirm the availability of an inspector.
To reach the Plumbing & Gas Fitting Inspector:
Plumbing & Gas Fitting Inspector
508-291-3100 ext. 3192
Inspections: You must be a licensed professional to schedule this inspection. All plumbing/gas inspection requests are taken the day of. To request an inspection, you must have the plumbing/gas permit number and/or proper address.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
7:00am – 8:30am
To reach the Inspector of Wires:
508-291-3100 ext. 3193
Inspections: You must be a licensed professional to schedule this inspection. All electrical inspection requests are taken the day of. To request an inspection, you must have the electrical permit number and/or proper address.
Monday - Thursday
7:00am – 8:30am
|George Stuart||Building Inspector||508-291-3100 ext:3191|
|Jenna Deane||Department Assistant III||508-291-3100 ext:3190|
|Joseph Burke||Electrical Inspector||508-291-3100 ext:3193|
|David Ellertson||Plumbing\Gas Inspector||508-291-3100 ext:3192|
|Paul Turner||Building Commissioner||508-291-3100 ext:3190|
|Matt Kelley||Weights & Measures||508-291-3100 ext:3189|