Building Inspectors Department

State guidance on construction projects in the City of Pittsfield


The City of Pittsfield Building Inspections Department offices have been closed to the public since Monday, 3/16/2020.  Inspections department staff will work limited office hours or will work from home starting on Wednesday, 3/18/2020.  We will continue to review permit applications and receive inspections requests through our online permitting program. We encourage communication be conducted through the online portal or through email or by contacting an inspector through their city cell phone numbers listed below.

Inspections will be conducted on a case by case basis.  Please contact the inspector assigned to your permit for more information on inspections.

Some of the typical annual inspections such as for assembly areas, bars and churches, etc. will be temporarily suspended during this period.   

Jeffrey A Clemons                                                                                                                              
Building Commissioner                                                                                                                            
City of Pittsfield

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