Planning & Community Development

Stephen Crane, Acting Director of Community Development
Paul Healy, Building Commissioner
Beverly Rose, Secretary

(413) 565-4153

Residents, property owners and developers should use this office as a contact point at the Town Offices for all planning and zoning and other land use matters.

This department issues permits and enforces the standards of the Massachusetts State Building Code and the Town’s Zoning Bylaws. New buildings and additions receive four inspections: (1) Foundation; (2) Rough Framing; (3) Insulation and (4) a Final Inspection. Altered buildings receive three inspections. The Commonwealth must certify the building commissioner.

The enforcement power of the Building Commissioner is total. He can order a building closed for non-compliance with its standards. The owner, landlord or tenant may appeal a ruling to the Board of Appeals, or directly to the Hampden County Housing Court. The Building Commissioner also enforces the Zoning Bylaws of the town.

AS OF FEBRUARY 2011 SHEET METAL PERMITS ARE NOW REQUIRED FOR SHEET METAL WORK AS DEFINED BY 271 CMR. Click here to view 271 CMR

Zoning Bylaws

General Bylaws

MASSACHUSETTS FEDERATION OF BUILDING OFFICIALS

 (Links to state regulations and standards)

Zoning Regulations

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Information and Forms

Inspectors

Plumbing inspector : Anthony Curto

Electrical inspectors : Walter R Clune, Steven Scliopou.

For email access, send correspondence to:

phealy@longmeadow.org

brose@longmeadow.org