If you are a Licensed Electrician and you are dealing with a property which has an Emergency situation please contact the Emergency Communications Center: 9-1-1 (Emergency) 978-468-4421 (Non-Emergency)

All Permit Applications may be mailed via regular mail or dropped off at Town Hall in a clearly marked envelope in the drop off box in the second floor hallway, or in the drop off box outside of the building (to the left at the end of the handicap accessible ramp when facing the building).

Electrical, Plumbing or Gas Fitting Applications that are associated with a Building Permit: please contact the office for the required fee or contact the contractor to find out the Total Construction Cost as listed on the approved Building Permit Application. The fee is $4.00 per $1,000 of TCC for Plumbing (and additional $125 for Gas Fitting if submitting both) and $5.00 per $1,000 of the TCC for electrical.

If the Building Department has not received a Building Permit Application then we cannot accept the other applications.

All applications with blank checks will be returned and inspections will not occur.

For all Electrical Applications: Please include a copy of current license, a Certificate of Insurance, Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit & if necessary, a National Grid Work Request Number

As of December 2018 there is a new application for the installation of a Generator which should be submitted along with the Electrical and/or Gas Permit Application.

Electrical Permit Application.pdf⇒

 Electrical Permits Fee Schedule⇒

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit⇒

Mechanical & Generator Application⇒

Mechanical Generator Checklist ⇒

Why do I need a Permit for a permanent generator – See attached code

NEW: Guidance for Energy Storage System Installation in one & two family dwellings


Name Contact
Denis Curran Wiring Inspector - Hamilton & Wenham 978-626-5250
Mary-Ellen L. Feener Administrative Assistant 978-626-5250