On March 16, 2021, The Town of Douglas Building Department will migrate from a paper application process to an online permitting system. Click the following link to access any of the following Building Permit applications: Residential, Commercial, Sheet Metal, Plumbing, Gas, Electrical, Mechanical, Stove, Sign, Trench and Building permit Amendment.
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE PERMITTING
All departments and boards work together to simplify the permitting process. Although some processes may seem redundant and / or time consuming, they are necessary for the welfare and safety of the town. Anyone planning a project, residential or commercial, is welcome to come in and discuss aspects of the proposed project and hopefully alleviate any delays that could occur when the project is in motion.
Permits can now be paid for online using the following link:
Permit TypesThe Building Department is responsible for all residential and commercial permits that are submitted including but not limited to:
- Sheet metal / mechanical for all projects requiring duct work
- Building - Residential & Commercial
What Requires Building PermitsUnder the Massachusetts State Building Code a building permit is required for:
- Any and all new construction
- Change of occupancy in a building or structure.
- Change of use
InspectionsAlong with reviewing and processing the permits, inspections are necessary to document all work completed is in compliance with the Massachusetts State Building Code and all other applicable codes. Continuous changes made by the state are putting more demands on the inspectors.
INSPECTIONS NEED TO BE SCHEDULED BY 4PM THE PREVIOUS DAY
BUILDING INSPECTIONS: TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 10AM to 2PM
ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY 3PM to 5PM
PLUMBING/GAS INSPECTIONS: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY AM