Welcome To the Building Department Page!

The Building Department is responsible for regulating all aspects of building and property use within Oak Bluffs. If you are considering any type of construction or land use, the Building Department should be the first stop.
  1. Dangers Associated With Heavy Snow Loads on Roofs

    With the recent snowstorm and forecasts of warmer, rainy weather in the days to follow, homeowners, tenants, and business owners should be cognizant of dangers posed by heavy snow loads on roofs... Read on...
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Building Department Issues two certificates that govern how a building may be used:
 Occupancy Certificate Application
 Periodic Inspection Application
Some construction will require a:
 ZBA APPLICATION
If Laws, codes or bylaws are preventing you from achieving your building objectives or if you are aggrieved by the Building Inspector's decision, you have an avenue for Appeal to the appropriate body.
 Petition The Zoning Board of Appeals
 State Building Code Appeals Board
 Architectural Access Board Variance