Building Department Procedures During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Consistent with Governor Baker’s March 23, 2020 emergency order and related guidance from his Chief Legal Counsel, the Building Department is still operating while Town Hall is closed.  Permit applications are being accepted, inspections are being arranged, and we are available via phone at (508) 896-3701 EXT 1125 or preferably via email at building@brewster-ma.gov.

Please note the following Policies and Procedures (effective March 25, 2020 until further notice)

All permit applications and accompanying documents may be obtained from the Town’s website www.brewster-ma.gov

Blank applications may also be picked up in the Building Department on the days in which Town Hall is open. We will do our best to ensure that applications will also be available at the drop box located at Town Hall.

Electrical, Plumbing and Gas Permit Applications

Completed Electrical, Plumbing and Gas Applications with accompanying insurance information may be mailed to Building Department, 2198 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631 or physically delivered to the Town Hall drop box. If an application is delivered to the drop box, please note the payment (checks only). Fee schedules are available online.

Please provide an e-mail address with ALL applications.

Building Permit Applications

Building permit applications for windows, doors, roofing, siding, bathroom renovations, and other “express” type of work may be emailed to the Building Department at building@brewster-ma.gov or mailed to Town of Brewster, Attention: Building Department, 2198 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631 or dropped in the drop box located at Town Hall. Do NOT submit deposits or payments at this time as permit fees will be collected at a later time.

For Building permit applications for more complex projects, we request that the completed applications along with accompanying support documents be mailed to Town of Brewster, Building Department, 2198 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631 or physically delivered to the drop box located at Town Hall.  Do NOT submit deposits or payments at this time as it will be collected at a later time.

Permit Application Processing

The Building Department is minimally staffed and there could be a 48-56 hour delay in the time that the application is dropped off or received by mail and when it is considered officially received.

A Building Department staff member will contact you to confirm receipt of the application.  Please provide e-mail address on applications.

Inspections

Inspections are being performed and in some cases the inspectors may accept alternate forms of verifying that construction is compliant with applicable codes and regulations.  Alternate forms of inspections will need to receive prior approval by the applicable inspector before continuing work.

Alternate forms could include virtual inspections by video/photos or by having the licensed individual submit a signed statement of inspection.

Email - building@brewster-ma.gov

(508) 896-3701 EXT 1125

Thank you for your patience and consideration during these challenging times.