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Administrative Coordinator
Homer Municipal Building, 2nd Floor
19 Moore Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Office of Community Development consists of four divisions; Building, Engineering, Plumbing and Gas, and Planning and Zoning.
The Building Division oversees and inspects all building construction within the Town. Any building work beyond the scope of ordinary repair requires a building permit. These construction activities are regulated by the Massachusetts State Building Code. The Code is enforced and interpreted in Belmont by the Inspector of Buildings. Any questions or requests for clarification can be made by telephoning 617-993-2664 or by going to the office directly.
The Engineering Division provides information on sanitary sewers and storm drains and is the keeper of records of house plans and street layouts.  The Division is responsible for the development, design, and construction oversight of all major roadway construction under the Pavement Management Program.  The Division is also responsible for the development, design, and construction oversight of all major sanitary sewer and storm drain rehabilitation projects.  The Division also provides technical assistance with other special projects.
The Plumbing and Gas Division inspector is a shared position with the Town of Watertown.  His office hours are from 1:30 to 2:30 and he conducts inspections from 2:30 - 4:30.  If you would like to speak with him or schedule an inspection, please contact the Office of Community Development.

The Planning Division provides professional "in-house" planning services to the Town offering guidance on land use issues to the Board of Selectmen and the Town Administrator. The Division staffs the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, and other temporary land use study committees established by the Town. The Division represents the Town at regional and state meetings involving land use matters. The Division also works closely with other town departments seeking grants for historic preservation, affordable housing, open space, and transportation.


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