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Building Department

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The Building Commissioner 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 Commissioner/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 Commissioner 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 Commissioner 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 Commissioner is not available.

Contact Information

Email: building@grotonma.gov
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


Bob Garside
Bob Garside
Building Commissioner
Daniel A. Britko
Daniel A. Britko
Building Inspector
Edward Doucette
Edward Doucette
Electrical Inspector
John Dee III
John Dee III
Asst. Electrical Inspector
John Templeton
John Templeton
Asst. Plumbing and Gas Inspector
Kara Cruikshank
Kara Cruikshank
Land Use Administrative Assistant
Norm Card
Norm Card
Plumbing and Gas Inspector

Building Department Documents

  1. 2021_Plumbing_Gas_Permit_Fee_Schedule.pdf
  2. 2021_Electrical_Permit_Fee_Schedule.pdf
  3. 2021_Building_Permit_Fee_Schedule.pdf
  4. 2018_-_CSL_and_HIC_License_sheet.pdf
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