Development Services does not have the authority to waive a requirement of the building code. If code compliance is not possible due to a unique situation, a variance must be obtained from the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards. Applications are available at the State Department of Public Safety. It is a lengthy process, so allow ample time in your project scheduling.
Comments, questions, or concerns related to State Building Code variances should be directed to the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards at the following address:
Board of Building Regulations and Standards
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108