The Town of Pelham

Permit Applications

Applications or forms not available on this page may be obtained at the Selectmen's Office which is located in the Rhodes Building, 351 Amherst Road

Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

You are advised to call ahead to make sure that someone is in the office.  The phone number is 413-253-7129

All checks should be made payable to: Town of Pelham and mailed to individual and address noted.

BUILDING PERMITS

Building Permit Application

Workmen's Compensation Affidavit and Information

Send to:  Building Inspector
  351 Amherst Road
  Pelham, MA 01002
  253-7129

Building Permit Fees: The fee is based on $5 per $l,000 cost of construction, or value of project as determined below. There is a minimum permit fee of $50 unless otherwise noted.

Value of Project: In order to keep the fees equitable for all projects permit fees will be based on the cost of construction or using the following scale as a minimum.

New Construction for dwelling units/additions $150.00 per sq ft
Commercial Industrial New Construction $200.00 sq ft
Commercial accessory buildings $50.00 sq ft
Conversion of non-residential space to living space $120.00 sq ft
Residential accessory buildings & non-living space (decks) $30.00 sq ft
Conversion of non commercial to commercial space $110.00 sq ft
Above ground pool $50.00
Inground pool $75.00
Wood stove/chimney $50.00
Replacement of Permit Card of Certificate of Occupancy $10.00
Stop Work Order $50.00
Sign $50.00
Fire or natural disaster repairs $5/$1,000 cost
Demolition $75.00
Temporary structures (tents) $10.00

Fees will be doubled when construction is started prior to issuance of a permit

Contracts must be licensed and have valid worker’s compensation insurance or exempt status

Permits are required to construct, reconstruct, alter, repair, remove or demolish a structure; reproofing, installing siding and replacement windows; or to install or alter any equipment regulated by the building code.

Ordinary repairs do not require a permit if the work does not affect structure, egress, fire protection, fire ratings, energy conservation, plumbing, heating, sanitary, gas, electrical or other utilities.

ELECTRICAL

Electrical Permit Application

Send to: Wiring Inspector Ron Shepard
  351 Amherst Road
  Pelham, MA 01002
  413-575-3403
   

PLEASE NOTE RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 28, 2008

New Single Family $140.00
Additions, alternations, each accessory structure $70.00
Equipment installations $35.00
Limited energy alarm & communications systems $35.00
Reinspection $40.00
Any required additional inspection $35.00
Temporary Service (one meter) $40.00
Temporary Service (underground) $70.00
Swimming Pools - Inground $70.00
Swimming Pools - Above Ground $35.00
Energy Alarm and Communication Systems $35.00
All other permits requiring one inspection $35.00

PLUMBING

Send to:  Chair Board of Health
  351 Amherst Road
  Pelham, MA 01002
  253-7129
   
Plumbing – New (Covers all fixtures and 2 inspections - rough and finished) $200.00
Any Additional Inspections Required $35.00
Plumbing – Residential remodel work (includes one fixture/appliance)

     Additional fixture/appliance

$50.00

$10.00

Reinspection $30.00
   

LP GAS

Send to:  Gas Inspector
  143 Mechanic Street
  Amherst, MA 01002
  253-2228
   
New residential (gas) $35.00
Interior renovation (gas) $35.00
Underground tank (gas) $35.00
Any required additional inspection $35.00

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Send to:  Fire Chief
  2 South Valley Road
  Pelham, MA 01002
  253-3311
   
Oil Burner $25
Oil Tank $25
Underground Tank $25
Smoke Detector $25
LP Natural Gas Tank $25
Burning Permit (one-time permit) $10
Burning Permit (Seasonal) $25

BOARD OF HEALTH

Soil Evaluation/Perc Test Application

Send to:  Chair Board of Health
  351 Amherst Road
  Pelham, MA 01002
  253-7129
Installer’s License $50.00
Offal Remover $50.00
Food Handler $20.00
Camp site $25.00
Plumbing See table below
Solar hitch $45.00
Rubbish remover $50.00
Disposal Works - new $75.00
Disposal Works – Repair $35.00
Well* $15.00
Perc Test (each lot prepaid – first hour) See below $100.00
Failure to appear without 48 hour notice $100.00
Milk dealers $10.00
Trailer park $25.00

*Well diggers do not have to pay if $15.00 fee is paid for permit.

 

APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO DO HIGHWAY CUT

Contractors performing work that requires doing a Highway Cut must apply to the Superintendent of Public Works for a permit.

DRIVEWAY PERMITS

Driveway Permit

Send to:  Town Clerk
  351 Amherst Road
  Pelham, MA 01002
  413-253-0512
  $25 Permit Application Fee
  Highway Superintendent
  413-253-5245

Apply through Town Clerk to DPW Superintendent for Driveway Permit. No vehicular access temporary or permanent can be constructed without a permit.