Building Department


Notice of Building Department Operations During Health Emergency

We are accepting Building permit applications by regular mail or drop box.

Electrical Plumbing and Gas permits by mail or Building Department drop box out front of building. Please call for a fee before sending permit or dropping it off. Please don't email. Permits are not considered issued until paid for.

Applications for Building, Plumbing, Gas and Electric Permits can be found on the Web site. Click on Building Department page by clicking on Forms and find the application needed. 

You will need to provide a copy of the appropriate license(s), depending on the type permit requested. Home Improvement Contractor and Construction Supervisors licenses are required with all building permit applications unless you are filing an application as a homeowner.

Electrical, Plumbing/Gasfitters Licenses need to be submitted with your application (s).

Supporting documentation should be included with your permit application. Building Permits for additions, decks, accessory structures and vertical expansions should include a site plan(s) showing existing conditions and proposed conditions including existing and proposed setbacks and lot coverage. Proposed building plans including existing and proposed floor plans, structural drawings, footing and foundation specs etc. You can scan your application and supporting documents and e-mail them to or you can drop an envelope containing your application and supporting documents in the Building Department drop box in front of Town Hall @ 253 Atlantic Ave, Hull, MA. Someone from the building department will contact you regarding payment and issuance of your permit(s).

If you need an inspection you can call the Building Department @ 781-925-1330 and schedule an inspection. We will be inquiring to see if the building or dwelling is occupied or not, and some inspections may be delayed until the Health Emergency has been lifted.

The Building Department is responsible for insuring that the buildings are constructed safely and used properly. Building Department enforces the provisions of the state building code, town zoning ordinance and other applicable ordinances. The Building Department issues permits to allow the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair and demolition of buildings and structures, as well as, the installation of equipment and the location, use and occupancy of all buildings, structures and land. Also, annual inspections of rooming houses and restaurants.

A Building Inspector is usually available to meet with the public:

Monday through Thursday
8:00am - 10:00am
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tuesday Evenings
5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Electrical Inspector (Pat Cannon) usually inspects every afternoon. To leave him a message for inspection call his home phone number (781) 925-0857.

The Plumbing/Gas Inspector (Leo Dauphinais) has office hours on Thursday between 3:00pm and 4:00pm. He inspects on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Messages can be left at the office or his home phone number (781) 749-0227.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Janice Lichtenberger Clerk (781) 925-1330
Bartley Kelly Building Commissioner (781) 925-1330
Frank Yetman, Jr. Deputy Plumbing and Gas Inspector (781) 749-4680
Patrick Cannon Wiring Inspector (781) 925-0857
Paul Dunphy Assistant Wiring Inspector (781) 925-0439
Captain Roy Ahlquist Fire Prevention 781-925-1350
Jason Harris Local Inspector 781-925-1330