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Boston, Massachusetts Building Codes

This building codes section is undergoing maintenance. For the most up-to-date building codes, you can go directly to

Building Codes References

• Massachusetts has adopted a statewide building code. For additional information about the state building code, visit the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS).
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeMass. State Building Code, 7th EditionState House Bookstore,
(617) 727-2834
Structural CodeMass. State Building Code, 7th EditionState House Bookstore,
(617) 727-2834
Plumbing CodeMass. State Plumbing CodeState House Bookstore,
(617) 727-2834
Mechanical CodeMass. State Mechanical CodeState House Bookstore,
(617) 727-2834
Electrical CodeMass. Electrical CodeState House Bookstore,
(617) 727-2834
Accessibility CodeArchitectural Access Regulations, CMR 521State House Bookstore,
(617) 727-2834
Energy CodeASHRAE 90.1 [Mass. State Building Code, Article 13 (780 CMR)]State House Bookstore,
(617) 727-2834
Other CodesAccessbility: Architectural Access Regulations, CMR 521. Contact Debora Ryan (617) 635-5306, ext. 0660.

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralInspector of Buildings
Phone: (617) 635-5306
PlumbingChief Plumbing Inspector
Phone: (617) 635-5306
MechanicalChief Plumbing Inspector
Phone: (617) 635-5306
ElectricalChief Electrical Inspector
Phone: (617) 635-5306
AccessibilityPlan Examiner
Phone: (617) 635-5312
Historic PreservationBryan Glascock
Acting Director
Phone: (617) 635-3850
EnvironmentalBryan Glascock
Acting Director
Phone: (617) 635-3850
Fire MarshalPaul Christian
Fire Marshal
Phone: (617) 343-3402
ZoningDirector Plans & Zoning
Phone: (617) 635-5312
PlanningDirector of Planning
Phone: (617) 722-4300
City AttorneyCorporation Counsel
Phone: (617) 635-4034
Public WorksCommissioner
Phone: (617) 635-4950
Parks/RecreationAntonia Pollak
Phone: (617) 635-4505

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other Massachusetts municipalities: