Building Inspector

  • Location: Town Hall, 1st Floor
  • Mailing: PO Box 5158, Edgartown, MA 02539
  • Phone: 508-627-6115
  • Fax: 508-627-6119
  • Hours: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The Building Inspector's office encompasses all permits and inspections involving building construction and renovation. This includes all building permits, new construction, additions, alterations, renovations, minor alterations, porches, decks, garages, barns, sheds, swimming pools, tennis courts, fences over 6' in height, and any other structures, as well as demolition.

Additionally, the office has charge over permits and inspections in the following areas: plumbing, gas, wiring, oil burners, Certificates of Compliance for smoke detectors, wood or other solid fuel burning appliances, trailer permits, sign permits, Certificates of Inspection, Certificates of Occupancy.

The Building Inspector is also the Zoning Inspector. Questions concerning zoning issues, such as property line setbacks, allowed uses, specially permitted uses and prohibited uses should be addressed to him. He also has jurisdiction over zoning violations, and enforcement of conditions imposed by the granting of Special Permits by the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board.

Miscellaneous other issues/topics are the purview of the Building Inspector's Office. These include abandoned vehicles, flood plain questions, sign permits, procedural questions concerning Special Permits/Variances and handicapped access regulations.