Department of Inspectional Services

Building Division
Quinn Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844


Fax: 978-983-8983

Office Hours:

Mon. - Thurs: 8:30am to 10am, 1pm to 2pm, 4pm to 5:30pm

Friday: 8:30am - 10:00am


The Building Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Massachusetts State Building Code. The Building Commissioner serves as the Zoning Enforcement Officer for the City and is responsible for enforcement and interpretation of the Methuen Zoning Ordinance as well as Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A, the State Zoning Act.



Certified Local Inspector: Gene P. Walsh

Assistant Local Inspector: John P. Gibney


The Building Division is responsible for issuing permits and scheduling inspections for all types of construction including, but not limited to, school buildings, institutional buildings, businesses, commercial and industrial buildings, all new residential construction as well as pools, signs, wood stove installations, chimneys and additions and alterations to all structures. All complaints are investigated and corrected or reported to the proper authorities.

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