Department of Inspectional Services
70 Tapley Street
Mark Hebert, Deputy Building Commissioner
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 4:30pm
Description of Board:
The building division is responsible for the enforcement of the state building code, handicapped access regulations, zoning ordinances, and conditions attached to special permits. It issues permits for building, wiring, plumbing, gas, and signs and performs plan reviews, on-site inspection of all new construction, alterations, and repairs. The division also oversees change of use and occupancy, demolitions, and zoning violations. Building permits must be obtained before construction begins.
Inspector Contact Information:
See Building Inspector Map for Area boundary:
View Inspections Map
See Electrical & Plumbing Inspector Map for Area boundary:
Plumbing and Electrical Inspectors:
For an Electrical inspection call Amy Dziobek (413) 787-6040
For a Plumbing inspection call Mary Devivo (413) 787-6047
Process for Obtaining Permit(s):
Building permit applications may be picked up during regular business hours at the Inspectional Services Department located at 70 Tapley Street. For advice regarding compliance with building permit applications contact the Building Department at
413-787-6038 Mark Hebert, Deputy Commissioner
For questions regarding zoning ordinances and sign regulation applications, and Zoning Board Of Appeals, please contact Mike Jachym, the Zoning Administrator, at (413) 787-7807.
Time Frame for Public Hearing:
Time Frame for Decision:
After all required documentation and plans are submitted, permit review shall not exceed 30 days.
Building: Code appeals to Massachusetts Building Code Board of Appeals.
(617)727-7532 or visit website at www.mass.gov/bbrs
Electrical: Submit a request in writing regarding the appeal to the Board of Electricians’ Appeals, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114, the notice of disapproval received by the wiring inspector, and a check or money order for $75 made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Plumbing & Gas: Call Board of State Examiners of Plumbers and Gas Fitters at 617-727-9952 to obtain an application to appeal.$75 application fee.
See table below.
Applicable Local, State, Federal Statutes
Massachusetts Building Code 780 C.M.R.
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