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Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule


Town of Belchertown - Inspection Services

Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule

Approved by the Board of Selectmen - 03/23/98


New Single-Family Construction $60.00
New Multi-Family Construction $60.00 first unit

$60.00 each additional unit

Replace Existing Fixtures Only $30.00/unit

Installation/Relocation of New/Existing Fixtures

same as New Single/Multi-Family Const.



 New Business , Commercial Industrial -  $75.00 (+ $3/$1,000 estimate cost of plumbing work)
Reinspection Fee                                         - $30.00 per occurrence

Section 2.04.3 of the Massachusetts State Plumbing Code 248 CMR

Plumbing shall not be installed, altered, removed, replaced, or repaired until a permit has been issued therefore by the Inspector of Plumbing.  Any application for such permit shall be made to the Inspector of Plumbing and shall contain a statement of the work to be performed, the location of the building and the names of the persons for and by whom the work is to be done.  Each permit which is issued by the Inspector of Plumbing shall be subject to the express conditions set forth therein as to compliance with all provisions of the statutes, rules and regulations which relate to plumbing. A separate permit shall be required for each building.

Permits to perform plumbing work shall be issued to licensed plumbers only.

permits may be canceled if, in the opinion of the Inspector of Plumbing, the code has bee violated.

Permits shall be invalid if work is not started within90 days of the date thereon.

Massachusetts General Laws - Chapter 211 amended Chapter 142 Section 21A

Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no licensed plumber or gas fitter, acting in the capacity of a self-employed contractor, shall be issued a permit for the performance of plumbing and gas fitting, pursuant to this chapter unless the licensee has a current liability insurance policy including completed operations coverage, which has been issued by an insurance company licensed to do business within the Commonwealth, or other type of indemnity against liability providing substantially equivalent coverage, or a bond.  The licensee shall check the appropriate block on the uniform application to perform plumbing and gas work.  In lieu of such insurance requirement, plumbing and gas inspectors shall accept the signature of the owner or his agent on the uniform application for a permit to perform plumbing or gas work upon the property of said owner.

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