The Building Division is responsible for administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts State Building Code, Electrical, Plumbing, Gas, the Architectural Access Codes, and the Eastham Zoning By-Law.
New zoning bylaw amendments for residential site coverage adopted at the May 2023 Annual Town Meeting are now in effect.
The new bylaws place limits on site coverage and gross floor area for residential development. The new bylaws also calculate site coverage on buildable upland (not total lot area). Please refer tozoning bylawsection 7.4 Residential Lot Intensity and sub sections 7.4.1, 7.4.2 and 7.4.3 to verify the site coverage limits and development potential for residential projects. Contact Paul Lagg, Community Development Director or Justin Post, Building Commissioner for assistance with the bylaw.
Online Building Permits NOW AVAILABLE!
Submit a Permit Application
Permit applications are NO LONGER being accepted by mail or drop off. As of January 17th, 2023 we have moved to an online building permit software. Please visit our Online Permitting Page to learn more and submit, track and even print permit cards online.