Acting Building Commissioner
Hank Hautenen & John Brown
Plumbing/Gas & Electrical Inspectors
260 Commercial St.
Ph: (508) 487-7020
Fx: (508) 487-0032
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am -4:30 pm
8:30 am - 12 noon
The primary function of the Building Department is to enforce 780 CMR, the Massachusetts State Building Code, 8th Edition, and the various codes referenced therein.
It is our philosophy that enforcement of the Codes begins with a proper Permit Application. To that end, it is our policy to work with applicants to provide complete and quality information so that Permits can be issued in a timely manner and that required field corrections as a result of failed inspections are kept to a minimum.
- Permit application instructions
- Water Department Policy
The 8th Edition of the Building Code is comprised of two main documents:
- Other important codes that are part of the above-reference codes are:
2009 International Existing Building Code (w/ Mass. amendments)
2009 International Energy Conservation Code(w/ Mass. amendments)
It is important to note that Provincetown is now a Green Community and as such, requires permit applicants to conform to the Stretch Energy Code.
Other referenced codes include, but are not limited to: