Inspectional Services Department

*The Permitting Portal has been temporarily suspended due to technical issues.  Paper permits are available  in the Building Department Office at the Town Hall, 2nd Floor. You may also print out the Permit Applications and bring your completed application, fee and plans to the Building Department Office.

Building Inspections are conducted Monday through Thursday, please email Doug Scott, Building Commissioner/Zoning Enforcement Officer at:


Please see the attached Notice from the State regarding sector specific Workplace Safety Standards for Construction Sites to address COVID-19, dated May 18, 2020. See Notice HERE.

Additionally, in accordance with State guidance, Covid-19 Guidelines and Procedures for all Construction Sites are requiring all Building Permit Applicants to complete a Covid-19 Compliance Certification. Please find that LINK HERE

All construction sites with three or more workers on-site are required to develop and submit the following material as well as a Daily Covid-19 Compliance Certification for the continuation of construction activity. Please find that LINK HERE.  

The full Covid-19 Construction Protocols Letter may be found HERE.

The mission of the Inspectional Services Department is to ensure that Ashland’s built environment is a safe place for all.  

We ensure this through enforcement of compliance with all Local, State and Federal Rules and Regulations and perform Electrical, Plumbing & Gas and Building inspections.  

High-quality service is our primary goal.  If you are planning to apply for a permit, visit our Building Permit Portal on the left-hand side of this page.  You can also visit us on the 2nd floor of Town Hall or call the department with any questions you may have about your project and permits.