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Please be advised that in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and through the day on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

The City of Holyoke wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Please know that All Retail Food & Food Service Establishments Permits Renewals are due June 30 of each year.  Thank you.

What do I need a permit for? What does it cost? Do I need to apply first?

Below we will help to answer your questions. Listed are the permits issued by the City of Holyoke Board of Health. To download the applications, simply click on the link. The list also outlines expiration dates and the annual fees associated with each permit. If you have any questions, please give us a call and we will be happy to help.

NOTE: All temporary applications and fees require that all applications, paperwork, and fees must be in the office three business days (72 hours) prior to the event.

No permits will be issued outside of this time limit.

PERMITS AND LICENSES EXPIRATION DATE ANNUAL FEE
FOOD ESTABLISHMENT APPL-1 & Workers_Compensation_Insurance_Affidavit(total square footage includes storage)
  • (under 2,500 sq. ft.)
June 30 $150.00
  • (2,500-15,000 sq. ft.)
June 30 $200.00
  • (0ver 15,000 sq. ft.)
June 30 $300.00
FOOD ESTABLISHMENT APPL-(under 25 seats) & Workers_Compensation_Insurance_Affidavit June 30 $150.00
(25-100 seats) June 30 $200.00
(101-200 seats) June 30 $250.00
(Over 200 seats) June 30 $300.00
MOBILE FOOD APPLICATION

TEMPORARY FOOD APPL PACKET-TEMPORARY EVENTS-PLEASE SUBMIT TWO WEEKS BEFORE EVENT

June 30 $100.00
RESIDENTIAL KITCHENS June 30 $50.00
(per event-PLEASE SUBMIT ALL PAPERWORK TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO DATE OF EVENT) valid for 14 days $50.00
Catering- June 30 $100.00
BAKERY APPLICATION
  • (Full Bakery-retail)
June 30 $150.00
  • (Limited Bakery-non-retail)
June 30 $50.00
FROZEN TREAT APPL June 30 $100.00
Carbonated Beverage/Bottled Water
  • City
June 30 $37.50
  • State
June 30 $37.50
TOBACCO APPL June 30 $100.00
RESTRICTIONS OF THE SALE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS REGS NOV 3, 2016

PROHIBITING SMOKING IN WORKPLACES & PUBLIC PLACES

DUMPSTER APPL June 30 $20.00
Burial Permits* as needed $10.00
Funeral Directors* April 30 $50.00
MANICURING APPL Dec. 31 $100.00
Tanning Dec. 31 $50.00
Body Art
Dec. 31 $300.00
Dec. 31 $150.00
Poultry farms/Barns & Stables* Dec. 31 $50.00
SWIMMING POOL APL Dec 31 $100.00
HOTEL APPL
  • (0-50 rooms)
Dec. 31 $100.00
  • (51-100 rooms)
Dec. 31 $200.00
  • (over 100 rooms)
Dec. 31 $300.00
RECREATIONAL CAMPS APPLICATION Dec. 31 $75.00
HAULERS-GARBAGE, SEPTAGE, OFFAL APPL
  • (1-10 vehicles)
Dec. 31 $50.00
  • (11-20 vehicles)
Dec. 31 $20.00
  • (21 and over vehicles)
Dec. 31 $10.00
INSTALLERS SEPTIC INSTALLERS APPLICATION 2022 Dec. 31 $100.00
Disposal System Construction 3 years from date of issue $50.00
Percolation Test (witnessing of test)* as needed $100.00
Private Drinking Well Water* No expiration $100.00
Subdivision Plans* No expiration $100.00
MASSACHUSETTS RENTAL VOUCHER PROGRAM APPLICATION/per unit 1 yr. from date of issue $75.00
Inspection and Occupancy Fee/per unit as needed $75.00
VACANT BUILDING REGISTRATION FORM  , Vacant Bldg ordinance, BOARD UP AND SECURE PROCEDURE, VBR Appeal Form as needed See PDF
WITNESS OF EXTERMINATION FORM  as needed  See PDF

 *Apply at Board of Health

ALL FEES PAID ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

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