The Building Commissioner is responsible for various duties related to regulation and enforcement of building codes, zoning ordinances, and regulations. Permitting for contractors (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, building construction, food, etc) go through the Building Commissioner's office.
Work done by permitted contractors are inspected by the Building Commissioner's office to ensure required inspections receive a passing remark.
The office also handles zoning compliance, request for rezoning, violations, safe housing inspections and more.
The Building Commissioner offers recommendations to the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Advisory Plan Commission.
Building Applications and Information
All applications and permits are handled online at GeoPermits. For assistance on using the website, please reach out to a staff member.
HOW TO USE GEOPERMITS
MOBILE FOOD PERMIT VIA GEOPERMITS
CITY OF CHARLESTOWN ZONING CODES
Please call the office to file a code enforcement complaint, or fill out an ONLINE FORM.