Town of Braintree, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 09-053. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Charter and statutory provisions — See Charter § 5-7 and MGL c. 143, § 3.
There shall be an Inspector of Buildings, who shall be appointed by the Director of Municipal Licenses and Inspections, with the consent of the Mayor, and work under the direct control and supervision of the Director of Municipal Licenses and Inspections or, if the Mayor so specifies, the Director of Municipal Licenses and Inspections shall perform the duties of the Inspector of Buildings. The Director of Municipal Licenses and Inspections may also appoint local inspectors as deemed necessary, with the approval of the Mayor.
The Inspector of Buildings shall keep a record of the business conducted by the Town's Building Division, submit to the Mayor a yearly report of such business, ascertain all facts and make all returns which shall be required by law.
The Inspector of Buildings and any local inspectors hired to assist the Inspector of Buildings shall administer and enforce the State Building Code, as well as MGL c. 22, § 13A, as well as the rules and regulations made thereunder pertaining to accessible design standards, and the Town's Zoning Ordinances.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.10, Adoption of Code).
Pursuant to MGL c. 40A, § 7, and the Town's Zoning Ordinances, the Inspector of Buildings shall serve as the Town's Zoning Enforcement Officer.
The Town Clerk shall annually, not later than April 1, transmit to the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards, in writing, the name and official address of each Inspector of Buildings and each local inspector in the Town.
Every Inspector of Buildings or local inspector shall be certified by the Board of Building Regulations and Standards in accordance with regulations promulgated by said Board.
The Inspector of Buildings and local inspector shall enter upon the premises wherein any fire has occurred, if necessary, to determine whether the structure is sound.
The Inspector of Buildings and local inspectors shall supervise the construction of all buildings erected by the Town, including any repairs and alterations to any building under the care and custody of the Town, to insure the project complies with plans and specifications, unless the Mayor shall designate an independent construction supervisor for a specific project.
In consultation with the Town Solicitor, the Inspector of Buildings shall have the authority to issue citations and prosecute violations of the Town's Zoning Ordinances, violations under MGL c. 40A, and violations under the State Building Code.
The Inspector of Buildings shall keep or cause to be kept a complete record of the acts and business of the Department, including a full and accurate account of all receipts collected and expenditures, which shall at all times be subject to inspection by the Mayor, Director of Municipal Finance and Auditor.
[Added 10-1-2019 by Order No. 19-031]
For the purpose of regulating the design and construction of buildings for the effective use of energy, building permits that are required by the State Building Code, 780 CMR, shall conform as well to Appendix 115. AA to said State Building Code, entitled "Stretch Energy Code," including future editions, amendments, or modifications thereto.
This section shall take effect on January 1, 2020.