Welcome to the
Massachusetts Federation of Building Officials
The Massachusetts Federation of Building Officials hopes the users of our web pages will find the information provided useful. As you can see to the left of this message there are pages dedicated to building officials, contractors and home owners. While each of the constituent's area is aimed at a specific group, feel free to look at all the information provided, as you can develop an understating of the role each group has in the built environment.
While Massachusetts uses a single building code across the commonwealth, each community’s zoning ordinance is unique to that community and within a community can vary from area to area, impacting a proposed project in many ways. It is always in the end users best interest to hire knowledgeable, licensed, insured, registered professionals; familiar with local zoning requirements and the current building codes to help complete their proposed project.
Professional Building Officials and contractors, working with homeowners under the established rules and regulations can exchange the required permit application information, drawings, specifications and receive the appropriate permits and approvals. Then they can construct the project and receive the required progress inspections for what then will be a safe, code compliant and livable structure.