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.


  • Permits can be submitted online, in person, or by mail. If you are planning to submit online or by mail, please call to have your permit fee calculated so as to avoid the additional processing time required for over or under paid permit fees. Thank you!

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, Wiring 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

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

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


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.