Inspectional Services

For Permit, Licenses, or Report a Concern, visit Citizenserve

Our Mission

The Inspectional Services Department’s main objective is to promote safety and public health along with enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Lawrence. We are committed to the delivery of effective, courteous, and responsive services to our community and its visitors.


We are obligated to uphold very specific state and local rules and regulations regarding the safe construction of buildings, the certification of structures both commercial and residential, and the habitability of dwelling units. We are also responsible for the enforcement of the State Sanitary Codes, the testing of weighing and measuring devices, as well as monitoring the preparation and dispensing of food to the public. We process and issue all relevant permits, licenses and certificates.

Board of Health

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