Permits & Regulations

The Permit Submission & Issuance Process has been modified due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The following information is effective immediately. Please read it carefully as many procedures & requirements have changed. The Public Works office at 125 Locust Street is not open to the public until further notice. {last updated June 11, 2020}

Application & Fee Process

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

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


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 & Fee Submission

All permit applications must be submitted electronically to  All payments must be made by check through the mail or brought to a new lock box at 125 Locust Street.

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.  Please note that not all permits are available during the State of Emergency.  If you are interested in an application that is not downloadable or listed below, please contact Public Works at




Fine Art - suspended until further notice

Newspaper Box

Oversized Vehicle

  • Oversized Vehicles

Public Shade Tree

Sewer Entry

  • Sewer Entry Availability

Sidewalk Blocking

Sidewalk Occupancy

Stormwater Entry

Stormwater Management Permit

Street Musician - suspended until further notice

Street Performance - suspended until further notice

Tables and Chairs - suspended until further notice


Water Entry

  • Water Entry Availability

Construction Process Flowchart

Construction Process Flowchart