Inspection Services

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Please note the following:

PERMITS-- applications are being processed in normal timeframes. Please access applications here. Mail to: Inspection Services, Town of Amherst, 4 Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002. Electronic copies of plans will be needed and can be sent to or mailed on a thumb drive. Please submit a complete application to ensure prompt issuance.

INSPECTIONS—we will continue to conduct inspections. Inspection requests can be made in the usual manner. Please call 413-259-3030 and follow the prompts.  We will contact you once requested.

PROJECT PLANNING AND MEETINGS – we continue to be available to discuss current and upcoming projects. We are having success scheduling these meetings using ZOOM and Microsoft Teams but will try to accommodate each situation if other options are available. 

New Guidance Issued for Construction Sites in Amherst - on April 10, 2020

Please Contact Jennifer Mullins, Permit Administrator, at with any questions or for assistance.


The Inspection Services Department is responsible for administering the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Town of Amherst bylaws as they relate to land use and the construction and occupancy of building and structures.

The Department's goal is to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Amherst.

NEW! Learn more about our Multi-Family Certificate of Inspection Program 

Monthly Report of Building Permits Issued

Most Recent Report | Full Listing of all Reports

Check Contractor's License or Registration

Construction Supervisor License Lookup

Home Improvement Contractor Registration Lookup

Plumbing and Gas License Lookup

Sheet Metal Workers License Lookup 

Septic System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators

Contact Us

  1. Rob Morra

    Building Commissioner

    4 Boltwood Ave.
    Amherst, MA 01002
    Ph: 413-259-3030      
    Fx: 413-259-2402


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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