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Annual Inspections

The Building and Zoning Division is responsible for annual inspections of schools, restaurants/night clubs, theaters, churches, rooming houses, hotels and multi-family dwellings.

Periodic Inspections of Multi-Family Buildings

The Inspecional Services Department is reminding the public of the importance of periodic inspections of mult-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.

Old Fire Escape on Side of Blue Multi-Family Unit
  • 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.

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Regulations & Requirements

To learn more about the regulations and requirements associated with each permit or license, please click on the respective link below:

For information on all city permits, licenses and fees, visit Permit Center


Contact Information

Inspectional Services
25 Meade Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1198
Fax: 508-799-8544
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Office Hours:

Building & Zoning
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Housing & Health
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Info - Appointment Hours

City of Worcester
Customer Service Line
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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