The amendments can be viewed:
Ninth Edition Base Code – Chapter 13 - Stretch Energy Code - Appendix AA
Ninth Edition Residential Code – Chapter 11
The utilization of the above amendments and 2018 IECC will begin November 7, 2020 for Commercial and November 7, 2020 for Residential. All Projects submitted for permit after these dates should be designed and constructed in accordance with these amendments and the 2018 IECC
We encourage all contractors and homeowners who are performing work on projects to review the attached links and prepare their workplace to conform with the requirements .
The Building Dept will be requiring proof of compliance prior to scheduling inspections during this time. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and stay safe.
Construction Safety Standards
The Building Inspector works under the general supervision of the Select Board, but has independent statutory authority under the state zoning and subdivision control laws for the issuance of permits under, and the enforcement of, the state building code.
A major responsibility of the Zoning Officer is the interpretation and enforcement of local zoning to ensure compliance with zoning standards voted by Town Meeting.
In cooperation with the Fire Chief and other Town officials, the Building Inspector/Zoning Officer:
* insures that public safety standards are met in all buildings, public and private, and in the development that occurs within the Town
* appoints, under the provisions of MGL Chapter 142, Section 11, the Plumbing and Gas Inspectors, and supervises their work, as well as that of the Assistant Zoning Officer, and the Wiring Inspector
In Groton, the Building Inspector acts in an advisory capacity in the supervision of the repair and alteration of municipal buildings, and is responsible for an annual inspection of all public buildings.
The Building Inspector has a part-time, shared office assistant. Through arrangements with the Building Inspectors of neighboring towns, an Alternate Building Inspector with the same duties and responsibilities is available during vacation and other times when the Building Inspector is not available.
Phone: (978) 448-1109
Fax: (978) 448-1113
Hours: Monday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00 – 4:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 – 1:00 pm
Daniel A. Britko
John Dee III
Asst. Electrical Inspector
Asst. Plumbing and Gas Inspector
Land Use Administrative Assistant
Plumbing and Gas Inspector