Building Inspector

Contact: Larry Gould
Inspector of Buildings
Gary Danko
Building Inspector
Address: One North Main Road, Box 237, Otis, MA 01253
Phone: (413) 269-0100 ext. 110 FAX: (413) 269-0114
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Additional LinksInspectorsSpecialty InspectorsInformation
NameTitleTerm Expires
Larry GouldInspector of BuildingsJune 30, 2019
Gary Danko
Building InspectorJune 30, 2019
Specialty InspectorsNamePhone
Plumbing/GasBrian Middleton413 269 7269
Jay Reynolds860 798 2578
Asst. Wire InspectorRobert Kimberly

Zoning Bylaw amendments were passed on October 10, 2011 that have implications for the issuance of building permits. Relaxed setback requirements for nonconforming single and two family residential structures were approved by a vote of the townspeople and by the Commonwealths Attorney General. on March 1, 2012. The effective date of approval is October 10, 2011. Section 3.3.5 (1) states: . New construction, alteration or renovation of, but not limited to, a deck, porch, patio, entryway, addition, attached garage, garden shed or accessory building provided the proposed work provides the minimum front setback of twenty-five (25’) feet, and the side and rear setbacks not less than fifteen (15’) feet from the lot line. Front setback is to be measured from the street right-of-way line where a plan of the way is on file with the Registry of Deeds, or in absence of such plan from a line which begins twenty-five (25’) feet from and parallel with the center line of the right-of-way. If you have questions or concerns please call at 413-269-0100 x110 or email me at

On July 2, 2008 Governor Patrick signed the Green Communities Act, a comprehensive energy reform bill that promotes cost savings, renewable energy, and stimulates the clean energy industry. As part of this legislation the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards was required to adopt as it’s minimum standard, the latest edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC 2009) as part of the State Building Code. This new addition to the Building Code went into effect on January 1, 2010 and raises the requirements for insulation and building envelope, doors and windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment and lighting fixtures. Energy conservation is the codes focus and home improvement projects may require changes to be in compliance. A quick email or call can provide answers to your questions.