The Massachusetts Federation of Building Officials is an umbrella organization representing city and town Building Commissioners and Local Inspectors, commonly known as "building inspectors" throughout the Commonwealth. All are members of one or more of the regional professional associations. Working in close concert with the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety as well as with professional organizations throughout Massachusetts who represent design professionals, contractors, and other involved parties, the Federation is working to ensure the buildings where we live, work, worship, visit and recreate are safe for all.
The Federation's mission is to increase public awareness to the crucial role building officials play in ensuring public safety in the built environment, to advocate for responsible and reasonable building code development, and to be involved in the legislative process whenever our profession or the safety of the citizens in the commonwealth may be impacted.
While Massachusetts use 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; who are familiar with local zoning requirements and the current building codes to 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 and specifications; receive the appropriate permits and approvals. Then can construct the project, receive the required progress inspections, for what then will be a safe, code compliant and livable structure.
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