Building Inspector


On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, online permitting will be switching to a new permitting software. This will require users to create a new login. Online permitting services may temporarily be unavailable from 7/1/22 until 7/5/2022. All data will be transferred over. 

Starting 7/5/2022, staff will be available by phone or in-person Monday-Thursday from 7:30AM to 5:00PM to assist with using the new software. 


It is the responsibility of the Inspection Services Department to ensure that buildings in our municipality are safe and comply with Massachusetts regulations. This is accomplished through inspections performed on both residential and commercial properties, new and existing. Most of our inspections are created through the issuance of permits. A permit for either new construction or remodeling of a structure allows us to inspect to assure all codes are being complied with and the structure's integrity meets or exceeds all regulations.

Public Records Requests

To request public records regarding a property, please submit a request to our City Clerk's office. Information on how to do so is available at

Receiving Permits

Permits are now issued online and emailed to the applicant. Please contact us with any issues receiving the permit. 

The Building Department has 30 days from the date received, and all documentation is complete to approve or deny a permit.


Please submit building inspection requests through the online portal or by calling 413-529-1402.

For Electrical inspections, please call Jim Fischer at 413-568-7153.

For Gas/Plumbing inspections, please call Tony Karella at 413-584-6201.