The building department assists the public and ensure their health and safety, and enforces state building codes and…More the town's zoning by-laws, as well as plumbing, gas, electrical, housing, sign and any other codes and by-laws that deal with property and structures.
Located on the lower level of Town Hall, the building department reviews plans, issues permits and inspects all new and altered buildings to ensure they are up to code.
Chief of Police, Kenneth Albertelli, has been serving the community since 1972. The Winchester Police Department has…More a certain set of core values that every office must follow, including human life, integrity, laws and constitution, excellence, accountability, cooperation, problem solving and themselves.
The public safety building, which houses the police department, is located adjacent to the fire department, but further down on the path.
Fire Chief John Nash and his crew are located in one of the oldest buildings in Winchester. The motto of the…More department is to be bravely prepared for all things.
Along with responding to fires, medical emergencies and hazardous conditions, the department provides the community with fire prevention programs, public safety education, code enforcement, building inspection and fire-cause investigation.