Building Inspector

Responsibilities

The Inspection Services Department's responsibility is to ensure that buildings in our municipality are safe and comply with the Massachusetts State Building Code 780 CMR and the City of Easthampton Zoning Ordinance. This is accomplished through inspections of new and existing residential and commercial properties.

Types of construction requiring a building permit include, but are not limited to:

  • Sheds 
  • Fences
  • Decks
  • Above Ground and In Ground Pools
  • Commercial and Residential Remodels/Renovations
  • Commercial and Residential Additions
  • Siding, Roofing, Doors, Windows
  • Insulation
  • Commercial and Residential Demolition
  • Solar
  • Farm Animals (including chickens!)
  • Signs

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are unsure whether or not you need a permit. 

The Building Commissioner is also responsible for annual safety inspections of restaurants, schools, daycares, and more. 

Permitting Process

The City of Easthampton now accepts Building, Electrical, Gas, and Plumbing permits online at https://permiteyes.us/easthampton/loginuser.php. Please contact us for any questions, comments, or concerns regarding pulling a permit. 

Per the State Adopted Building Code, the Building Department has 30 days from the date all proper documentation is received to approve or deny a permit application. Most permits are issued well before the 30 days, but more in-depth projects may take the whole time to review.