Department of Inspectional Services


Department of Inspectional Services


Building Division


70 Tapley Street



Public Liaison:

Mark Hebert, Deputy Building Commissioner


(413) 787-6038





Office Hours:

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

Building Inspectors:

Green Area: 
Building: Tom Kennedy
Complaint: Daniel Laflamme
CI: Daniel Laflamme 
Zoning: Michael Jachym

Yellow Area:

Building: Maridalia Trinidad
Complaint: David Markham
CI: Maridalia Trinidad
Zoning: Sam R. Santaniello

For a Building inspection call Yarelis (413) 787-6031 

See Electrical & Plumbing Inspector Map for Area boundary:
View Inspections Map


Plumbing and Electrical Inspectors:

Gold Area:
Plumbing: Joseph Minardi                                                                          Electrical: Aaron Cole

Red Area:
Plumbing: Joseph Minardi
Electrical: Riccardo Bedinotti

Blue Area:
Plumbing: Sam Santaniello
Electrical: Joe Desmond

For an Electrical inspection call Darlene (413) 787-6040

For a Plumbing inspection call Michelle (413) 787-6047




Permits Issued:

Building Permits

Plumbing Permits

Demolition Permits

Sign Permits

Electrical Permits 



Process for Obtaining Permit(s):







Zoning Questions

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.



Advertising Requirements:

Not applicable



Time Frame for Public Hearing:

Not applicable



Time Frame for Decision:

After all required documentation and plans are submitted, permit review shall not exceed 30 days.



Appeal Process:

Building: Code appeals to Massachusetts Building Code Board of Appeals.

 (617)727-7532 or visit website at


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.



Fee Schedule:

See table below.



Applicable Local, State, Federal Statutes

Massachusetts Building Code 780 C.M.R.

Springfield City Ordinances and Zoning Ordinance


Page last updated:  Wednesday, June 12, 2019 02:19 pm