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***Due to transmission issues, this evening\'s (1-18-22) City Council meeting is unlikely to be broadcast on Channel 15 as it normally would be. The meeting will remain available in person, on the website live stream, and on Zoom
A recording will also be available this week, as always. We apologize for the unanticipated issue, and any inconvenience caused by it.***

Plumbing & Gas Inspector Office Hours

Mark Anderson, Plumbing & Gas Inspector 

413-322-5600 ext. 5086


8:30-9:30AM and 1:00-2:00PM Monday through Friday

Plumbing and Gas Permit Applications

Plumbing and Gas Fee Schedule


Plumbing new construction*$60.00 plus $6.00 per fixture per unit
Gas new construction*$60.00 plus $6.00 per fixture per unit
Plumbing & Gas Combined-New*$90.00 plus $6.00 per fixture per unit
Plumbing, renovations, addition*$50.00 plus $6.00 per fixture per unit
Plumbing & Gas Combined, renovations, additions*$75.00 plus $6.00 per fixture per unit
Gas, renovations, addition*$50.00 plus $6.00 per fixture per unit
Permits requiring one inspection*$50.00 plus $6.00 per fixture per unit
Secondary Meters$100.00
*includes first fixture


New construction, additions, alterations$100.00 plus $8.00 per fixture
Blanket permit$200.00
Replacement and Repairs$60.00 plus $8.00 per fixture
New Construction, Plumbing & Gas combined additions/alterations$150.00 plus $8.00 fixture
Replacement and Repairs Plumbing & Gas combined$90.00 plus $8.00 per fixture
Permits requiring one inspection$60.00 plus $8.00 per fixture

Per Section 18-91 of City Ordinances: Fees paid are NON-REFUNDABLE

Fees for re-inspection of incomplete work, partial or missed inspections shall be paid prior to re-inspection and no less than $40.00

Sec. 18-83.- Work started prior to obtaining permits.

Except in an emergency, as determined by the Building Commissioner, where work for which a permit is required by this division is started or proceeded with prior to obtaining said permit, the above fee shall double, but the payment of such fee shall not relieve a person, firm or corporation from fully complying with the requirements of this division in the execution of the work or from any penalty prescribed herein.

Links related to the Massachusetts State Plumbing Code and related can be found here:

  • 248CMR Massachusetts State Plumbing Board


  • For plumbing or gas permits, only individuals or Companies licensed to perform such work in Massachusetts can apply for those permits.
  • A Commonwealth of Massachusetts Application with signature must be submitted, and after review, a permit will be granted.
  • Workers’ Compensation affidavit must be included.
  • Copies of worker's compensation and liability insurance (if applicable) must be submitted with each application.
  • The plumber or gas fitter must schedule the rough and finish inspection with the inspector directly.
  • Rough work shall be inspected before closing
  • All forms are in PDF and require PDF Reader.
  • Submit application forms in paper and all other documents (specs, plans, etc.) in PDF format on a thumb drive along with proper payment per fee schedule.
  • Applications must be filed with the applicable fee before a review can begin.
  • Checks should be made out to the City of Holyoke.


There is currently a natural gas moratorium in the city, read more about it at https://www.hged.com/customers/services/gas-service/natural-gas-moratorium/default.aspx

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