Permits & Regulations

Public Works oversees numerous permits and regulations for work, occupancy or events that occur within the public way. The following policies and procedures are in effect.

Application & Fee Process

Permit & Fee Submission

All permit applications must be submitted electronically to  All payments must be made by check through the mail or dropped in one of the lock boxes at 125 Locust Street.


All fee schedules shall include the cost of any protective equipment provided by the city to its inspectors and used during an inspection of the project.

Permit Review & Approval

Permit applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please expect delays.

Contact Information

All inquiries regarding permits can be made to 413-587-1570 x4303 or

Applications & Policies

The following permits & regulations are managed by Public Works. If you are interested in an application that is not downloadable or listed below, please contact Public Works at




Fine Arts

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Oversized Vehicle

  • Oversized Vehicle Permit

Public Shade Tree

Sewer Entry

Sidewalk Blocking

Sidewalk Occupancy

Stormwater Entry

Stormwater Management Permit

Street Musician 

Street Performance 

Tables and Chairs - suspended until further notice

Trench, Excavation & Markings Permit

Water Entry