Planning & Community Development

Building Department

This department issues building permits and enforces the standards of the Massachusetts State Building Code and the Town’s Zoning Bylaws

Role of the Building Commissioner

The Building Commissioner is the administrative chief in responsible for administering and enforcing the state building code, plumbing and gas code, electrical code, and the architectural access code.

The enforcement power of Building Commissioners is total, and they 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 acts as Longmeadow's zoning enforcement officer enforces the Zoning Bylaws of the town. 

The Commonwealth must certify the building commissioner. Learn more about the Massachusetts Federation of Building Officials.

Building Permits and the Permitting Process

For access to our online permitting portal, please click the link on the sidebar on left of the page.

For additional information on what permits your project may require, please contact the Building Department via phone or email.

Request for Building / Zoning Code Enforcement

Please submit all requests for the Building Commissioner to investigate an alleged building or zoning code violation in writing via our Building / Zoning Code Enforcement form. You may submit the form online via our website (link below), or by picking up a hard copy at the Building Department office. The Town is not obligated to investigate verbal or anonymous requests.

Building / Zoning Enforcement Form (web-based) 


Planning & Community Development

Residents, property owners, and developers should use this office as a contact point for zoning, re/development, and other land use matters.

Role of the Planning & Community Development Department

The primary function of the Planning Department is to manage the regulatory process for development proposals submitted to the Planning Board as required under Longmeadow's Zoning Bylaw and Subdivision Rules and Regulations. As part of that process, the Planning Department coordinates relevant municipal departmental evaluations of development proposals for their contribution towards community planning goals and to their impacts on community safety and infrastructure. 

The Planning Department also oversees several grant programs. 

Zoning & Subdivision Permits and the Permitting Process

For access to our online permitting portal, please click the link on the sidebar on left of the page. All permits must be submitted to the Town Clerk's Office to be accepted and time-stamped.

For additional information on what permits your project may require, please contact the Building, Planning, and Community Development Administrative Assistant via phone or email.