Building Inspectors Department


The Office of the Building Commissioner is dedicated to the enforcement of the State Building Codes and standards and local zoning ordinances and is responsible for ensuring public safety in the built environment.  Enforcement of the community standards for safety, health, sanitation, energy efficiency, structural stability, resilience and accessibility is accomplished through the review of applications and construction documents, onsite inspections by certified personnel and annual certification of buildings and structures.  The Office of the Building Commissioner also includes the Inspector of Wires, the Plumbing and Gas Inspector and Sealer of Weights and Measures.


Enforcement of:
State Building Codes and Standards
State Electrical Code
State Plumbing & Gas Codes
Local Zoning Ordinances
Accessibility Regulations
Related Massachusetts General Laws

Building Commissioner
Jeffrey Clemons
(413) 499-9440
(413) 347-7260

Local Building Inspector
Albert Leu
(413) 499-9440

Local Building Inspector
William Spinney
(413) 499-9440

Local Building Inspector
Ray Ronan
(413) 499-9440

Senior Inspector of Wires: Located at 10 Fenn Street
Michael Burton
(413) 499-9443

Plumbing and Gas Inspector: Located at 10 Fenn Street
Tim Martin
(413) 448-9799
(413) 770-2153

Sealer of Weights & Measures
Sally Carnevale
(413) 499-9302
(413) 822-8405

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is well-known for its commitment to the wellbeing and safety of its citizens through adoption of some of the most comprehensive public safety regulations and codes in the nation.

The Building Inspectors Department is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the public safety by enforcement of those regulations in its areas of jurisdiction.  The Department is responsible for issuing building, electrical, plumbing and gas permits for new construction, repairs, renovations and demolition.  The Building Inspectors review plans for State Building Code and City Zoning Ordinance compliance and issue occupancy certificates. 

In order to ensure that every citizen is treated fairly, the Building Inspectors strive to apply the regulations of the State Building Code, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas Codes, the City Zoning Ordinance and the City Sign Ordinance, evenhandedly and fairly so that all citizens can enjoy the protections intended by our legislators.

The Building Inspectors Department responds to calls and complaints from the general public concerning code and zoning questions, investigates complaints and conducts periodic safety inspections of public buildings as required by State Code.

Administrative Office Hours:

Monday – Friday:  7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Inspectors’ Office Hours:


Monday – Friday:  7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Electrical/Plumbing and Gas

Monday – Friday: 7:30 am – 10:00 am