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Town of Marblehead
Abbot Hall
188 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Building Inspections and Permits
Contact
Rich Baldacci
Building Commissioner

Mary Alley Municipal Building
7 Widger Rd
Marblehead, MA  01945

781-631-2220
fax 781-631-2617

Hours of Operation
Monday
8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday
8 AM - 5 PM
Friday
8 Am - 12:30 PM
Building Permits are issued to:
  • Licensed contractors with current CSL & HIC 
  • Design professionals licensed in the State of Massachusetts 
  • Homeowners of owner-occupied one and two-family dwellings

Building Permit Application Requirements
 
  • Completed application indicating cost of project including materials and labor signed by owner and applicant
  • Proof of workman’s compensation insurance (Acord Form) when applicant has employees
  • Contract signed by owner when work is performed by an HIC registered contractor       
  • In some cases applicant must include permitting from the Conservation Commission, Planning Board, Old and Historic Commission and or Zoning Board of appeals. 
  • Call 781-631-2220 to schedule an appointment with the Building Department located at the Mary Alley Municipal Building, 7 Widger Road, Marblehead, MA.

    Minimum Permit Fee $30

Fees - Building Permit Only 
$10 per $1,000 of estimated cost of construction including materials and labor to be paid by the applicant, general contractor or homeowner.

Fees - Building projects which include electrical work
$13.00 per $1,000 of estimated combined building and electrical project costs including materials and labor to be paid by the applicant, general contractor or homeowner.

Fees - Building projects which include plumbing work

$12.00 per $1,000 of estimated combined building and plumbing project costs including materials and labor to be paid by the applicant, general contractor or homeowner.

Fees - Building projects which include electrical and plumbing work
 
$15.00 per $1,000 of estimated combined building, electrical and plumbing project costs including materials and labor to be paid by the applicant, general contractor or homeowner.

Failure to obtain a required permit prior to commencement of work will result in a fee two times the applicable fee.