Building Inspection

Duties & Responsibilities

The Building Inspection Department assures both an established and effective level of building safety and health for the public who purchase, own, build, or use buildings and other structures throughout the city.
The department enforces the 2015 IBC Code, 2017 NEC (NFPA 70), and the 2016 UDC state codes for one and two-family homes. The building inspectors review plans and perform inspections as required. The inspectors also review new code editions and recommend local adoption changes and provide public assistance/education on content, intent, and compliance with building codes

2024 Fee Schedule

Commercial Building Plans and Permit Applicants:

Commercial Building/HVAC, Plumbing, Sprinkler/Fire alarm plan review, new structures 5,000 sf and larger or alterations (interior) 10,000 sf or larger, Click below:

City of Fitchburg & E-Plan Exam Commercial Plan Submission Portal (smartsheet.com)

Commercial Building/HVAC, Plumbing, Sprinkler/Fire alarm plan review, new structures less than 5,000 sf or alterations (interior) less than 10,000 sf, plan review is done at the same time as building permit review and plans should be uploaded into the building permit application.

For all permit applications, click the link below and scroll to Building Inspection: 

Home - ViewPoint Cloud (opengov.com)

For new contractor sign-up, Click below:

Contractor Registration Application - ViewPoint Cloud