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About ISD


As of July 1, 2023 all new "ground up" construction and major renovations are required to comply with the Specialized Stretch Energy Code.  

The BBRS has voted to adopt the 10th edition building code.  THE CONCURRENT CODE PERIOD WILL END 12/31/2024

The Inspectional Services Department (ISD) ensures the safety of residents and community members by enforcing city ordinances and state and federal codes relating to building construction and public health.

Contact Information
Nicholas Antanavica
Director of Inspectional Services Department
Public Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Please note: Public hours are best served for brief interaction purposes (i.e. quick questions, assistance with online applications for those who do not have or need assistance with a computer, payment drop off etc.). If you have in-depth questions or want to set up an in-person or time-intensive meeting, please coordinate with the relevant staff members or contact the administrative staff at x5600 to make an appointment. Also note, the service window closes 15 minutes before office hours end.

Department Operating Hours:

Monday - Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Phone Number
Fax Number

1 Franey Rd.
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

Employee Directory


  • Building Division

    The Building Division provides permitting, plan review, and related resources to ensure compliance with the Massachusetts State Building Code and Somerville Zoning Ordinance.

  • Health Division

    The Health Division provides residents and community members with high quality education, code enforcement, emergency services, and support to improve health and safety in the City.

  • Weights and Measures

    The Weights and Measures Division enforces all State laws and regulations having to do with weights and measures, such as check-out scanners, taximeters, gasoline pumps, and supermarket scales.


Key Licenses & Permits


Forms & Information

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Programs & Initiatives

Regulation of Fats, Oils, and Greases (FOG)
By following a FOG Management Plan your business can help avoid costly damages to your business and community.

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