The Building and Zoning Division is responsible for periodic inspections of schools, restaurants/night clubs, theaters, churches, rooming houses, hotels and multi-family dwellings.
Periodic Inspections of Multi-Family Buildings
The Inspectional Services Department is reminding the public of the importance of periodic inspections of multi-family buildings in Worcester in accordance with 780 CMR "Table 110." These inspections are needed to ensure compliance with safety and building codes for occupancy permit requirements.
These inspections apply to multi-family buildings having 3 units or more. Over 6500 properties are subject to this inspection.
A letter from DIS seeking contact information.
DIS will contact you to schedule inspection after payment is received.
Expected to begin scheduling inspections before Summer of 2021.
Inspection performed by a building inspector.
Owner or agent must be present for inspection.
Inspection of common areas.
Conducted annually or every two or five years - will be established after inspection is complete.
Written inspection report detailing any necessary corrections with compliance date.
A Certificate of Inspection will be provided via the City's ViewPoint Portal.
Schedule for Periodic Inspections of Existing Buildings
The Department of Inspectional Services shall periodically inspect existing buildings and structures and parts thereof in accordance with Table 110 entitled Schedule for Periodic Inspections of Existing Buildings.