Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Holden, performs technical and administrative work necessary to enforce, in a uniform and equitable manner, all municipal codes, zoning ordinances and other applicable federal and state regulations within the Town’s jurisdiction.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews plans submitted with building permit applications to ensure compliance with the appropriate municipal, state, and federal ordinances and regulations.
  • Evaluates building, plumbing, and demolition applications and issues permits to applicants who have met all pertinent requirements.
  • Determines that construction is in compliance with appropriate municipal, state, and federal ordinances and regulations.
  • Performs building and housing inspections, including plumbing, heating and health, for the Town.  Ensures structural and fire safety, sanitation, and other standards and requirements according to established inspection procedures.
  • Issues Certificates of Occupancy.
  • Investigates potential code violations, including building, plumbing, sanitation, and zoning; initiates corrective action where appropriate.
  • Develops and enforces rules and regulations; initiates legal action in relation to enforcement of municipal codes and ordinances to ensure compliance, as appropriate; prosecutes zoning violations in consultation with the Town Attorney. 
  • Analyzes municipal codes and zoning ordinances and makes suggestions for revision when necessary.
  • Serves as a resource for property owners, legal representatives, financial institutions, realtors, developers, and other concerned parties with regard to the Town’s land use Ordinances and Code information.
  • With the assistance of the Town Clerk and staff, calculates and collects fees in connection with transactions of the Office; establishes and  maintains record keeping for applications submitted, permits granted or denied, variances granted or denied, revocations of permits, appeals, court actions, violations investigated, and all relevant financial matters.
  • Provides staff support to the Planning Board, Board of Appeals, Conservation Commission and attends Town Council meetings when necessary.
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