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The Building Inspector works under the general supervision of the Town Manager, but has independent statutory authority under the state zoning and subdivision control laws for the issuance of permits under, and the enforcement of, the state building code.

A major responsibility of the Zoning Officer is the interpretation and enforcement of local zoning to ensure compliance with zoning standards voted by Town Meeting.

In cooperation with the Fire Chief and other Town officials, the Building Inspector/Zoning Officer:
  • insures that public safety standards are met in all buildings, public and private, and in the development that occurs within the Town
  • appoints, under the provisions of MGL Chapter 142, Section 11, the Plumbing and Gas Inspectors, and supervises their work, as well as that of the Assistant Zoning Officer, and the Wiring Inspector
In Groton, the Building Inspector acts in an advisory capacity in the supervision of the repair and alteration of municipal buildings, and is responsible for an annual inspection of all public buildings.

The Building Inspector has a part-time, shared office assistant. Through arrangements with the Building Inspectors of neighboring towns, an Alternate Building Inspector with the same duties and responsibilities is available during vacation and other times when the Building Inspector is not available

Phone: 978-448-1109   |   Fax: 978-448-1113
Office: Town Hall   |   173 Main Street
Hours: M 8:00am - 7:00pm; T-TH 8:00am - 4:00pm; F 8:00am - 1:00pm

Staff Member Role
Edward Cataldo
Building Commissioner
Dan Britko
Building Inspector
Maureen Adema Administrative Assistant

Ed Doucette
Electrical Inspector
Norm Card Plumbing and Gas Inspector
John Templeton Asst. Plumbing and Gas Inspector

Electrical Inspector inspects Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 6pm

Plumbing and Gas Inspector inspects Tuesdays and Thursdays 3pm - 5pm

Please call 978-448-1109 to schedule appointment

News and Information

Online Permitting

The Town started doing Online Permitting for the Building Department on 4/28/17.
Please visit to apply for a Building Permit online.