Building Department

Building Commissioner’s Office


The Avon Building Department and Building Commissioner’s Office is responsible for ensuring the safety of all structures within the Town.

The Building Commissioner is directly responsible for enforcing the Mass State Building Code 780 CMR and all associated codes in association with the Avon plumbing, gas and electrical inspectors.

The Commissioner is also the enforcement agent for the Avon Zoning By-Laws and in that capacity makes decisions regarding land use in accordance with the requirements as set forth by the Avon Planning Board in the Zoning By-Laws.

Unique to Massachusetts, the local Building Official enforces the requirements of the Mass. Architectural Access Board (AAB) Rules and Regulations.  These rules and regulations are similar to the requirements of those in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) but with some very minor differences.

The Building Department and all its employees are here to help the citizens and businesses of our Town.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your inquiries.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert Borden Building Commissioner/Inspector of Buildings (508) 588-0414 ext. 1022
Charles P. Comeau Assistant Building Inspector
Dennis T. Collum Electrical Inspector (508) 584-3929
Alexander Campbell Plumbing/Gas Inspector (508) 583-0271
Susan Monahan Administrative Assistant 508-588-0414 ext. 1023