Inspectional Services / Code Enforcement

The Inspectional Services Department enforces the State Building Code, Uniform Plumbing and Gas Code, State Mechanical Code, State Electrical Code, Architectural Access Board Regulations, and the Town of Blackstone Zoning By-Laws. This involves plan review, permit issuance and the inspection of all building, electrical, plumbing, gas and mechanical construction in the Town of Blackstone, including new structures, additions, alterations and repairs/renovations.

In addition to inspections of new construction, the department is responsible for inspecting and issuing Certificates of Inspection for all existing places of assembly (movie theaters, religous institutes, schools, taverns, restaurants, recreational facilities, public and semi-public pools and bleachers) educational uses (schools and day care facilities) and all residential uses other than one and two-family dwellings (multi-family dwellings, hotels, motels and group dwellings.)

The department is also responsible for enforcing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Architectural Access Board Regulations as it relates to handicapped accessibility to buildings.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Earl Vater Building Commissioner
William T. Walsh Code Enforcement Officer
Colleen M. Strapponi Secretary