Pursuant to Section 110.1 of 780 CMR, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Building Code, 6th Edition (the Code): “It shall be unlawful to construct, reconstruct, alter, repair, remove or demolish a building or structure; or to change use or occupancy of a building or structure; or to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by 780CMR without first filing a written application with the building official and obtaining the required permit therefore.
Town of Southampton building permit application forms can be obtained at the Building Department (Southampton Town Hall, 1st floor) or online here.
The Town of Southampton Fee Schedule for 2018 can be found here.
Yes. The Zoning Bylaws can be found online by clicking here.
Progress inspections for a project with an approved building permit can be scheduled by calling the Town of Southampton Building Department at (413) 529-1007.
A: Pursuant to Section 106.5 of the Code: “The building official shall periodically inspect and certify buildings and structures or parts thereof in accordance with Table 106..” The buildings in Table 106 include most places of assembly such as churches, theaters, restaurants, nightclubs, stadiums, etc.; educational uses such as schools, daycare centers, etc.; institutional buildings in which the occupants are incapacitated such as hospitals and nursing homes or in which occupants are restrained such as prisons; certain residential buildings such as hotels, motels, dormitories, apartment buildings, etc.; and certain special residential uses such as summer camps, detoxification facilities, group residences etc.
Yes. Pursuant to Section 3610.6.1 of the Code: “.. No solid fuel-burning appliances shall be installed in Massachusetts unless such appliance conforms to all applicable requirements of 780 CMR 3610.6, including the testing and listing of all clearances to combustibles and identification of required floor protection.”
Yes. Pursuant to Section 421 of the Code: “A swimming pool (public or private) or appurtenances thereto shall not be constructed, installed enlarged or altered until construction documents have been submitted and a permit has been obtained from the code official”.. 780 CMR 421 “.shall not be applicable to any such pool less than 24 inches deep or having a surface area less than 250 square feet, except where such pools are permanently equipped with a water-recirculating system or involve structural materials.”