Wiring Permits and Inspections

Inspector: James Colleary
([email protected]

For inspections call: 508-485-0717

**NEW** - Apply for online permit

All wiring work performed in the Town of Southborough must be done under an electrical permit issued by the Building Department. This includes both high and low voltage wiring on power supplies, security systems, data systems, communications systems and alarm systems. This work is regulated by CMR 527 12:00, the Massachusetts Electrical Code.

Electrical permits are issued in the Building Department office. Application forms are available online and in the office. Applications may be submitted between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday until noon.

It is essential that all permit applications be submitted with a current insurance certificate identifying the Town of Southborough as the certificate holder.

The wiring inspectors are part time employees and do not have regular office hours. Telephone messages may be left for them and they will return calls.

Wiring inspection requests must be made to the Building Department. Inspections may be requested in person or by telephone. The inspectors will attempt to make inspections as soon as possible. All inspections will be made within 72 hours of the work being ready for inspection and the inspection requested.

There will be a charge of $52.00 for every re-inspection necessitated by installation not in conformance with the requirements of the Massachusetts Codes of Inspections in excess of those included in the base fee. Inspection requests require a permit to have been issued. Permit approval requires proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance.