About Us

The Inspectional Services Department (ISD) is responsible for ensuring public safety, health and welfare of Lynn residents through enforcement of all building, gas, plumbing, health and sanitation standards. Each division is responsible for implementing and enforcing all laws, codes and ordinances within their focus area. The Department is additionally responsible for promulgating policies adopted by the various boards acting through ISD including the Board of Health, Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Examiners and Site Plan Review Committee.

The Inspectional Services Department (ISD) consists of three divisions: Inspectional, Buildings & Grounds, and Public Health. ISD is a customer-service oriented department which strives to be responsive to the needs of property owners, businesses, and contractors and to address questions concerning plans, permits and inspections in a timely and efficient manner.

Our Staff

Inspectional Services Chief and Building Commissioner and Planning Director
Michael J. Donovan, PE
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Director of Public Health
Lisa Tobin
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Acting Director of Buildings and Grounds
Jamie Cerulli
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Administrative Director of ISD
Zosia VanMeter
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Contact General Information: (781) 598-4000 or [email protected]

Contact for Permitting: [email protected]