Permits & Regulations

Application & Fee Changes Effective Friday, April 3, 2020

As part of the city’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there are new standards that need to be met before Public Works can issue any permits.

Policies & Procedures during Sate of Emergency

Northampton’s Board of Health has implemented the following policies and procedures for all construction sites and construction workers in Northampton:

Fees during State of Emergency

All fee schedules for permits shall be modified for the duration of the Board of Health’s declaration of state of emergency to be 1.5 times the existing fee plus 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 and require a minimum of 7 days for review and approval.

Contact Information

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

Applications & Policies

Download, type, save, print, and submit forms at the DPW offices. Some DPW applications are, at this time, only available by visiting the DPW offices.



  • Blocking Permit


Fine Art - suspended until further notice

Newspaper Box

Oversized Vehicle

  • Oversized Vehicles

Public Shade Tree

Sewer Entry

Sidewalk Blocking

  • Sidewalk Blocking

Sidewalk Occupancy

Stormwater Entry

Street Musician - suspended until further notice

Street Performance - suspended until further notice

Tables and Chairs


Water Entry

Construction Process Flowchart

Construction Process Flowchart