Board of Survey

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 73

Inspects buildings that are in bad condition and recommends to the Building Department , whether the building should be demolished, repaired or in dangerous condition. Requests for a board of survey are usually made by the Building Commissioner.

3 members

Up to 3 years

Owen O’Riordon, City Engineer
Charles Sullivan, Executive Director of Historical Commission
Consultant Professional Engineer as Needed (Non City Employee)

City Dept.:
Inspectional Services Department, 617-349-6100

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Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager