City of Salem Inspectional Services
120 Washington St., 3rd Floor
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9595 x5641
Monday - Wednesday 8AM - 4PM
Thursday 8AM - 7PM
Friday 8AM - Noon
Counter Hours (Inspectors present):
Monday - Thursday 8AM - 9AM and Noon - 1PM
Thursday 5PM - 7PM
Friday 8AM - 9AM
Monday-Friday 9AM - Noon
Monday-Thursday 1PM - 4PM
Inspectional Services Director
Assistant Building Inspector
Sealer of Weights & Measures
Plumbing Inspector, Gas Inspector
Our Mission is to provide the residents of our community quality service in a timely manner, and to provide answers to questions regarding building and zoning issues. To conduct inspections and enforcement actions so as to protect and safeguard all residents and visitors to our city, and to evaluate, maintain, and repair those Public Properties within our charge.
Public Properties - responsible for numerous buildings within our City, namely City Hall, City Hall Annex, Old Town Hall, Fire Stations, and other City owned properties, including those properties aqquired through enforcement actions; such as tax seizures, abandoned properties, or structures deemed unsafe by accident or neglect.
Zoning Enforcement - tasked with ensuring the compliance throughout the City with our numerous Zoning Regulations and Ordinances, as well as the interpertation and explanation of the same to the members of our community. Our Zoning Officer is also tasked with determining the Allowable Uses for the various properties within our City, based on our Zoning Ordinance and Building Code.
Building Office - comprised of our Building Commissioner, Assistant Building Inspector, and our Plumbing and Gas Inspector, as well as our two Clerks. Our task is to take in all Building, Plumbing, and Gas Permit Applications; review of all plans and application packages, and the Granting or Denial of these Applications for Permit. Further, we conduct all required inspections pertaining to the same, and where applicable the granting of Certificates of Inspection and/or Certificates of Occupancy.