Building Permit Process

Office is open to Public:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday:                                 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday:                                                                     8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday:                                                                         8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday:                                                                     9:00 AM – 12:00 PM**

**Patrick Roche, Building Commissioner on Saturdays                 

New Construction / Addition Requirements:

  • One (1) copy of a Certified Plot Plan
  • Disposal Works Construction Permit (Board of Health 529-6813)
  • Driveway Permit (DPW 529-3067)
  • Smoke Detector Permit (Fire Department 529-3421)
  • Conservation Commission (529-6286)
  • Mass check Compliance Report
  • One set of Construction Plans
  • House Number (Fire Department 529-3421)
  • Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit

Once the foundation has been poured, and PRIOR to framing, submit As Built for Foundation from a Qualified Engineer.

Note:  Before the Building Department does any inspection; the street number of the proposed building shall be affixed in a conspicuous area identifying the lot. The number shall be a minimum of 6” in height.

  • Checks are made payable to the Town of Upton
  • A $50.00 charge will be paid to the Town of Upton for re-issuing a building permit.
  • Commencement of work without the proper permits being issued will result in the doubling of permit fees.

 All applications must be accompanied by one set of plans/drawings and a plot plan showing how many feet away from the property line the structure will be - unless the application is for repairs only.

Number of Inspections Required for Occupancy Permit:

1st        Excavation Inspection                                       6th        Insulation

2nd        Footings                                                           7th        Board (Screw) Inspection

3rd        Foundation & Damp proofing                            8th        Final Plumbing & Wiring

4th        Rough Plumbing and Wiring                             9th        Fire Department

5th        Rough Frame                                                   10th      Board of Health

                                                                                       11th      Final Inspection