Building and Inspections
|James D. Aguiar, Jr.
||Building Commissioner/Zoning Enforcement Officer
||Assistant Building Commissioner
||Assistant Building Inspector
The main objective of the Building Department is to enforce all building codes, acts and regulations. It is the responsibility of the Building Department to provide the highest level of service to protect public safety and welfare as it relates to construction, reconstruction, alterations, repairs or demolition of buildings. The Department also supports the residents of Dighton and those doing business in Dighton through effective enforcement of the State Building Codes and Dighton Zoning By-Laws.
The Division of Inspectional Services enforces the provisions of State Building Codes and Dighton Zoning By-Laws as regards to all phases of construction regarding Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas as well as Annual Inspections for Schools, Restaurants, Churches, Adult Day Care, Institutional Facilities, Municipal Buildings, Pre-Schools, Day-Care Centers, Liquor Stores, and Barbershops.
Massachusetts State Building Code
The Building/Inspection Department follows the provisions of 780 CMR Massachusetts State Building Code, 9th Edition.
Zoning Enforcement Officer
The Building Commissioner is also the Zoning Enforcement Officer. He is responsible for inspecting existing buildings upon complaints for code and/or zoning violations, enforces building codes and zoning violations found during inspections, issues violation notices, and compiles information needed to ensure compliance if District or Superior Courts need to be involved.
PermitLink - On-Line Permit System
PermitLink is available for homeowners and contractors by clicking the On-Line Permitting tab located at the upper left-hand side of this page. Through an easy-to-use web portal you can create a profile, apply or pay for a permit, attach supporting documents, get email alerts, check status of a permit or inspection and view or search all permits.