Inspectional Services

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.

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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.

Please Read:

  • 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 or credit card online only. Credit/debit card payments cannot be made in person. In addition, the online system is NOT set up to accept checks. If you would like to pay by check by mail only. NO CASH PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED.

*** All payments mailed will be held for (2) days prior to being processed due to Covid-19. In-person payments cannot be made/dropped off at this time. ***

If paying with a check, please mail your check to:
Town of Wareham
Attn: Inspectional Services
54 Marion Road
Wareham MA 02571

*Please Note: Check or debit/credit card payments cannot be made over the phone.

Please write the Permit Number and/or Property Address on your check.

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:

David Riquinha

Building Commissioner

inspections@wareham.ma.us

508-291-3100 ext. 3190

 

 

To reach the Local Building Inspector:

George Stuart, III

Building Inspector

gstuart@wareham.ma.us

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, Wednesday and Thursday  7:45 am to 10:00 am and Tuesday 7:45 am to 6:00 pm. Anyone traveling a considerable distance should call first to confirm the availability of an inspector.

To reach the Inspector of Wires:

Joseph Burke

Electrical Inspector

jburke@wareham.ma.us

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. 

 

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:45 am – 9:30 am

To reach the Plumbing & Gas Fitting Inspector:

David Ellertson

Plumbing & Gas Fitting Inspector

dellertson@wareham.ma.us

 

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. 

 

Office Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

7:45 am – 9:30 am

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
David Riquinha Building Commissioner 508-291-3100 ext:3190
George Stuart Building Inspector 508-291-3100 ext:3191
Jack Savastano Weights & Measures 508-291-3100 ext:3189
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
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