****All New Buildings(Commercial or Residential) Connecting to Sewer****
Prior to any application for new construction, additions or change of use that are or will be connected to sewer, you must contact DPW to determine sewer fee.
**Refer to Project Sewer Assessment Fee Form Link Above**
****How to Apply for Any Permits - Refer to FAQ's Link Above****
The mission of The Inspection Services Department is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the Town's residents and visitors through the enforcement of state and local codes, laws, bylaws and regulations.
This is one of the first departments to visit or call. The Building Official enforces the Hadley Zoning bylaws, the State Architectural Access Board Rules & Regulations 521 CMR and The State of Massachusetts Building Code 780 CMR. All building, occupancy, sign, change of use permits as well as a number of other different permits are handled through this office. The Town's Building Official can assist you in determining your zoning classification and can assist you in determining which other departments you may need to contact. You may access the State Architectural Access Board Rules & Regulations 521 CMR and The State of Massachusetts Building Code 780 CMR by going to the state website at http://www.sec.state.ma.us/spr/sprcat/agencies/780.htm. Remember that you must comply with all federal, state and local regulations and laws.
No building or structure shall be erected, altered, demolished or use or its land use changed without a legal written permit. The State of Massachusetts Building Code 780 CMR states that any work other than minor repairs, such as fixing a hole in a wall, floor, or ceiling, must have a building permit. When work is performed by a contractor for hire, the contractor must be licensed. This also includes performing residential work. A homeowner may request an exemption from this requirement.
Throughout the year all restaurants, nightclubs, motels, schools, churches, municipal buildings and other areas of assembly are periodically inspected for life safety issues. We check for safety hazards and various other issues within a building in order to assure that there is an increase degree of safety for all patrons, employees and the general public who might visit or occupy a structure. We take this type of inspection seriously since we also, as well as our family and friends, might visit these places. With the help of the general public by informing us of possible violations we enforce the requirements of the state building and sanitation codes.
The purpose of the Massachusetts Electrical Code 527 CMR 12.00 is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity. The Electrical Inspector is responsible for receiving and issuing permits and scheduling inspections. This includes all residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial sites and projects. The inspector also approves all electrical plans for all new and renovated buildings and structures. Also, the Electrical Inspector reviews all projects to assure that the work is being performed by proper legal state electrical contractors.
Plumbing and Gas Inspections
All plumbing and gas fittings installations are controlled through enforcement of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Uniform Plumbing and Gas Code which is formulated by the Board of State Examiners of Plumbing and gas Fitters under the authority of Chapter 142 and 248 of the General Laws of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Plumbing and gas permits are approved and issued for the installation of all gas piping and plumbing installations and repairs. Inspections are conducted as necessary to ensure compliance with state codes. A final inspection is conducted for the purpose of issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy or Inspection. Complaints and violations regarding improper installations of plumbing and gas installations are investigated by the inspector.