After construction begins, when is the work inspected?
It is the responsibility of the Building Permit holder to call the Building Department to arrange for the required inspections. Required inspections are indicated on the Building Permit card, which you receive when your Building Permit is issued.
Am I allowed to run a business out of my home?
The Zoning Bylaw of the Town of Westwood restricts what types of home occupations are allowed in residential districts. The occupation must be accessory to the principal residential use of the property. Sections 4.3.3 and 4.4.1 of the Zoning Bylaw address home occupations and accessory uses in residential districts.
Am I required to allow the Assessor to inspect my property?
You have no legal obligation to allow the Assessor to inspect your property unless you apply for an abatement of your property tax. However, for the Assessor to properly perform their duty of applying fair and equitable values to all properties within the community it is imperative that the data they have on each property is accurate. For this reason, the taxpayers' cooperation with the inspection process is very important and greatly appreciated by the Assessor.