Building Department

Mission Statement:

It is our mission to provide the Town of Acushnet with accurate and efficient guidelines to ensure the safety of all construction and repair projects to buildings and property located within the town. The Building Commissioner enforces the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Building Code and the Acushnet By-Laws.  The Building department is also responsible for the uses and occupancy of all buildings, structures and land within the town.

The Building Department can assist you with the following services:

  • Building Permits
  • Electrical Permits
  • Gas Permits
  • Plumbing Permits
  • Wood/ Pellet Stove Permits
  • Demolition Permits
  • Scheduling Inspections

Visit or Call your Local Code Official:

The Code Official will ask "What are you planning to do?" and "Where are you planning to do it?".  Then, the Code Official will explain the requirements (codes/ordinances) regarding your project.  You will then be asked to apply for a building permit.  This initial contact will provide the resources and information you will need to make your project a success and avoid potential problems which could cost you time and money.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
James Marot Building Inspector (508) 998-0225

Staff Contacts

James Marot

Building Commissioner


Tania Tavares



Nate Darling

Deputy Building Inspector


Frank Knox

Wiring Inspector


Thomas DeCosta

Deputy Wiring Inspector


Raymond LaFrance

Plumbing Inspector


William Alphonse, Jr.

Deputy Plumbing Inspector