The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the Massachusetts State Building Code and the Wenham Zoning By-Law. Building, Electrical and Plumbing Permits are issued and all construction inspections are processed through this office. See link to E-Permitting at the bottom of this page. Guidelines for E-Permitting can be found on the left hand navigation.


On January 1, 2017, new fees will become effective for all building, electrical, plumbing, and gas permit applications and inspections. Please see the announcement HERE. The new fee schedule can be found on the left hand navigation as "New Permitting Fees - Effective January 1, 2017."

If you have any questions, please contact us at 978-468-5520 ext. 4 or

Contact the Building Department:

Charles Brett, Building Inspector
By Appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays

Mark Unger, Interim Electrical Inspector
By Appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays

Kevin Dash, Plumbing & Gas Inspector
By Appointment Weekday Evenings

Jackie Bresnahan, Permitting Coordinator

Office Hours & Location:

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday

Phone: 978-468-5520 Ext. 4
Fax: 978-468-8014

 E-Permitting Now Available!

Interested in submitting permit applications and fees online? Wenham Building Department now has a portal for collecting permits and fees (see link below). If you have questions or need a permit fee determined, please email or call 978-468-5520 ext. 4.


Wenham Town Hall
Second Floor
138 Main Street
Wenham, Ma 01984