Building Department

The enforcement of State Building Codes, Local Zoning Ordinances, Architectural Access Board Regulations and 271 CMR Sheet Metal Code.


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Permits and Inspections

Please be aware all Building, Sheet Metal, Fire, Plumbing, Gas and Electrical Permitting and Inspection requests must go through the Building Department. Contact the Building Department directly with any questions, at (508) 696-0113.


Online Permitting

The Town of West Tisbury now has an Electronic Permit Management System allowing you to apply online for permits, view sign-offs and enables a process review for numerous online permit submittals.

Currently, we have the Town’s Building permit applications online. The Building Department issues building (residential and commercial), electrical, mechanical, gas and plumbing permits. It also issues certificates of occupancy, and certificate of inspection. More permits and licenses will be added in the future.

Depending on Permit type you must set up an account to use the system; the process takes less than five minutes.  If you do not have access to a computer, there are numerous public computers at the Library.  Please follow the instructions carefully to set up and use your account. 

Once you have filled out a permit or license application and submitted it electronically it is only in a preliminary stage.

Each permit may require multiple Town Department sign offs. The Building Department will send the permit application to the appropriate departments. Permits are not considered officially submitted to the building department until all sign-offs have been approved. You may follow your permit review process on-line by signing into your account.

Payment on-line is now active for Building Permits and Inspections

First time and Returning users can register here

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Joseph K. Tierney Jr. Inspector of Buildings, Zoning Inspector
Jeffrey Fisher Local Inspector