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Building Department
Anne Howard
Building Commissioner

David Rowell
Local Building Inspector

Hank Hautenen & John Brown
Plumbing/Gas & Electrical Inspectors

260 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA  02657

Ph: (508) 487-7020
Fx: (508) 487-0032

Public Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 am -4:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:45 am

The primary function of the Building Department is to enforce 780 CMR, the Massachusetts State Building Code, 9th Edition, and the various codes referenced therein.

It is our philosophy that enforcement of the Codes begins with a proper Permit Application.  To that end, it is our policy to work with applicants to provide complete and quality information so that Permits can be issued in a timely manner and that required field corrections as a result of failed inspections are kept to a minimum.

The 8th Edition of the Building Code is comprised of two main documents:

  • 2015 International Building Code (w/ Mass. amendments), and
  • 2015 International Residential Code (w/ Mass. amendments)

Other important codes that are part of the above-reference codes are:

2015 International Existing Building Code (w/ Mass. amendments)
2015 International Energy Conservation Code(w/ Mass. amendments)

It is important to note that Provincetown is now a Green Community and as such, requires permit applicants to conform to the Stretch Energy Code.

Other referenced codes include, but are not limited to:


Town of Provincetown
260 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Ph: (508) 487-7000
Fx: (508) 487-9560