Health Department Permits


Department of Health & Human Services


1145 Main Street, Suite 208


Helen R. Caulton-Harris, Commissioner


Public Liaison:

Steve Stathis, Environmental Health Director


(413) 787-6740


(413) 787-6458 Fax



Keitha Maldonado, Senior Clerk Typist

(413) 787- 6717


Office Hours:

8:15 am- 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday



Permits Issued:

Temporary Events                                     Health Club

Body Art                                            Motel/Mobile Home Park

Day Camp                                                 Septic Tank Cleaner

Disposal Work                                           Swimming Pool

Garbage removal                          Food Licenses: New Renewal

Burial                                                           Trailer Coach

Bathing Beach                                                   Tanning

Body Art Establishment New-Renewal     Farmer's Market



Process for Obtaining Permit(s):

All applications obtained at the Department of Health & Human Services during business hours.



Advertising Requirements:

Not applicable



Time Frame for Public Hearing:

Not applicable



Time Frame for Decision:

Variable, information on application.



Appeal Process:

Information on application



Fee Schedule:

See table on following page.



Applicable Local, State, Federal Statutes

MGL Chapter 94 Sec 65H, MGL Chapter 114, Sec 45, Massachusetts Sanitation Code Article 5 and 10, MGL Chapter 111, Sec 122

Burial Permit

The Burial permit program work with all funeral homes and all major hospitals in the city providing burial permits to residents and non-residents who died in the city.


  • Burial permit fee - $15.00
  • Funeral Director's Annual License Fee - $125.00


Contact Information:

(413) 787-6741

Page last updated:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:05 am