- Building Department
- Filing Permits
Building Permits are found under the Building Department Page.
Building, Wiring, Plumbing and Gas Permits must be dropped off or mailed to address below. There is a secure lock box at the circular driveway for after-hours drop off. Please make sure to note Attn: Building Inspector's Office on the outside of the envelope.
Town of Dover
Attn: Building Inspector 5 Springdale Avenue
Dover, MA 02030
No application will be accepted without payment. Building Permit Fees are $10 per thousand of the total cost of job (including all building, plumbing, gas and wiring costs) with a minimum fee of $100. See separate fee schedules for Plumbing, Gas and Wiring costs. Incomplete applications will be returned even if paid so be sure all information is provided on the application. If you have questions on filling out the Permit application, please call us at 508-785-0032 x225.
Information from the Wiring Inspector
Wiring inspections will be done Monday through Thursday. Requests for inspections should be left on the Wiring Inspector’s voicemail at 508-785-0032, ext. 245. Field inspections are usually scheduled in the afternoon.
Submit permit application and fee to the Building Inspector's office. If there is a question as to amount of fee, check with Building Department. Electricians must be present on final generator inspections. The generator must be ready to run and transfer must be witnessed.
Importance of Amp Service
Houses over 4,500 square feet must have at least 400 amp services. Please call before starting work on photovoltaic jobs. Most rooftop installations require a rack inspection before putting panels on.
State Board Requirement
The Massachusetts State Board of Electricians has ruled that all electrical work done to feed new and existing well pumps and controllers is to be performed by a licensed electrician and be permitted and inspected.
Information from the Plumbing & Gas Inspector
Plumbing and Gas inspections will be done Monday through Friday. Requests for inspections should be left on the Plumbing & Gas Inspector’s voicemail at 508-785-0032, ext. 357.
Submit permit application and fee to the Building Inspector's office. If there is a question as to amount of fee, check with Building Department
Wiring, Plumbing & Gas Permits in conjunction with Building Permit
Please make sure that if the work is being done in conjunction with a building permit that the building card is present on the job to be signed by the appropriate inspector. Failure to do this may result in delays.