Building & Inspections


Robert M. Egan
Building Commissioner / Zoning Officer
(781) 383-4112 Ext 103
Contact by EMail

Department Personnel

Contact Information

Town Hall
41 Highland Avenue
Cohasset, MA 02025

Phone: (781) 383-4112
Fax: (781) 383-1561

Business Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am - 7:00pm

Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm


News and Announcements:





        Name                       Position
Robert Egan                                 Building Commissioner and Inspector     
Stephen Wigmore               Electrical Inspector
Francis Yetman               Plumbing Inspector



 Description and Mission of the Building Department:


The Building and Inspection Department administers and enforces the Massachusetts State Building Code, Electrical, Plumbing, and Architectural Access Codes, Cohasset Zoning By-Laws, and Cohasset General By-Laws.  The Building Department is to ensure the public safety, health, and welfare of Cohasset's Community through the administration and enforcement of teh General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Town of Cohasset Bylaws as they relate to land use and the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures.  The Mission of the Building Inspector/Commissioner, whom is appointed by the Town Manager, issues all necessary notices or orders to remove illegal or unsafe conditions, and will ensure compliance with all requirements of the State Building Code.

The Building Department's office is general attended during normal Town Hall operating times, however, inspectors are frequently in the field conducting inspections so it is recommended that contacting the Building Office before coming in if a particular inspector is needed.  Voice mail is checked continually throughout the day and calls are returned promptly.



 Zoning, Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Gas Inspections:


The objective of our inspectors is to ensure that the Town of Cohasset Zoning Ordinance and the State Building Code is strictly, yet fairly, enforced in order that projects may be completed and functioning properly and safely in a timely manner through the following:

  • Customer service that is responsive and helpful at initial contact and all the way throughout the process 

  • Reviews plans and applications for building, electrical, plumbing, gas, or zoning compliance 

  • Issuance of proper permits

  • Thorough professional completion of all field inspections

  • Inspection Occupancy Permits

  • Maintenance of accurate and complete records



  Responsibilities and Services:


 The Building Department is focused on enhancing, maintaining, and protecting the economic and social quality of life in Cohasset by creating and implementing appropriate building and inspection initiatives for the betterment of the Town.  The Building Department is responsible, but not limited to, the following - please contact the Building and Inspection Office for more information:

  • Administering and enforcing the Massachusetts State Building Code and Zoning By-Laws
  • Conduct annual inspections of various buildings and establishments in Cohasset
  • Issues Certificates of Occupancy for new and change of use properties
  • Issues permits to construct, repair, and maintain properties
  • Maintaining records of Building Permit Logs and making them available and accessible to the public