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:
Above Ground and In Ground Pools
Commercial and Residential Remodels/Renovations
Commercial and Residential Additions
Siding, Roofing, Doors, Windows
Commercial and Residential Demolition
Farm Animals (including chickens!)
Please do not hesitate to contact Jillian 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.
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.