I always recommend home sellers and buyers to visit Inspectional Services in town hall. If you ask about an address, they should provide you with the property folder or jacket to review. The folder typically contains of building permits and other historic information about the home. I looked at the handwritten building permit for my old house dated 1927 and written with a fountain pen. The cost for building my home was estimated at $8,000. There were various other permits for different renovations done over the years. Everything looked in order. But imagine, $8,000 in 1927!
Whenever I check in with Inspectional Services Department at Newton City Hall, I am always greeted with cheerful courtesy.
Newton City Hall