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How Do I know how to prepare for a resale inspection?

  1. A house is held to the smoke/carbon monoxide detector regulations that were in place WHEN THE HOUSE WAS BUILT.  Using the Town of Barnstable records for the “Year Built” find the appropriate page in the regulations.*  Inspectors are available to answer questions both in person and via phone Monday – Friday, 0800-0930 hrs.
  2. A smoke inspection appointment CANNOT be made over the phone or online.  Our Centerville office is open Monday – Friday 0800-1600 hrs.  You will be asked to complete a small amount of paperwork and pay the fee of $25 (cash or check only) to secure an appointment.  Someone MUST be at the house during the inspection.  This may be the homeowner, the realtor or a designee.
  3. Our phone # is 508-790-2375  Ext. 1.  Please call with any questions.
  4. Download the Smoke Alarm/Carbon Monoxide Compliance Checklist

*If you have added to the house or done a major renovation that required a building permit, the house will be held to the standard of the date of renovation.  If you are unsure which date applies to your house please call our Department.

News & Updates

Open burn season is Jan. 15 – May 1st only. You must check daily to ensure atmospheric conditions are allowing burning. View current status on Open Burning page or on recorded phone line 508-771-2089

Congratulations to re-elected Commissioners:

David Lawler
Scott Crosby
Ed Riley

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