The Building Department responsibilities include the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the residents through the enforcement of State and local laws, by-laws and regulations. This department issues permits for all types of construction including all public and private buildings. They also issue permits for additions and alterations of buildings, for installations of pools, sheds, garages and other such improvements to properties. The building Inspector is also required to perform periodic inspections for those businesses and buildings that are required to obtain a Certificate of Inspection. The Plumbing and Electrical Inspectors also work out of this department.