Building Department


The Town of Brewster is pleased to announce that our Health and Building Departments recently launched a new online permitting platform, that can be accessed here.

This is a web-based permitting system that allows contractors and homeowners to create an account, apply for permits, upload required documents, and pay permit fees all in a few easy steps. The system also sends out regular email notifications to applicants for each step in the process, including approvals and inspections (some limitations apply).

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to use ViewPoint Cloud.

Mission and Responsibilities

The Brewster Building Department functions to encourage and maintain public health and life safety through the administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts State Building Code 780 CMR, as well as the MA Electrical, Plumbing and Gas Codes.

In addition, the Building Department is responsible for enforcement of the Zoning Bylaws of the Town of Brewster, which are intended to regulate land use, protect Brewster's inland and coastal waterways, wetlands, and watersheds, and preserve its unique resources as a coastal New England town.

The Department also administers and enforces the regulations of the Old King's Highway Regional Historic District Commission, in conjunction with Brewster's local Old King's Highway committee.

The mission of the Brewster Building Department is to protect the citizens and visitors of the town in their connections and uses with structures and land throughout the community.