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Goran Smiljic, Superintendent of Inspectional Services

Inspectional Services
1 Franey Road
Somerville, MA 02145

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Phone: 617-625-6600 ext. 5600
Fax: 617-666-2624

Operating Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
8:00 A.M. -- 4:00 P.M. Thursday:
8:00 A.M. -- 7:00 P.M.
8:00 A.M. -- 12:00 P.M.

Inspectional Services Division

Effective May 21, 2014, applications for permits and licenses are now being accepted online.

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The mission of the Inspectional Services Division (ISD) is to ensure the safety of residents and community members by enforcing City and State Ordinances pertaining to building construction and health.


Building Division

The Inspectional Services Building Division provides permitting, plan review, inspections and related services in order to ensure compliance with the Massachusetts State Building Code and Somerville Zoning Ordinance. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with City, State and Federal codes and: 

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Health Division

The Inspectional Services Health Division provides residents and community members with consistent and high quality education, code enforcement, emergency services and support to improve the health and safety in Somerville. The Health Division is responsible for issuing and renewing health-related licenses (including body art and dumpster licenses) and protecting tenant rights by enforcing the State Sanitary Code.

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