When is a building permit required?
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Building Code states that “it shall be unlawful to construct, reconstruct, alter, repair, remove or demolish a building or structure; or to change the use or occupancy or a building or structure; or to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by 780 CMR (State Building Code) without first filing a written application with the building official and obtaining the required permit therefore.”

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. Are there any exemptions to the building permit requirements?
3. How long is my building permit good for?
4. Do I need a building permit for a swimming pool?
5. How long does it take to get the permit?
6. How many sets of plans do I need to submit when applying for a building permit?