Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program

Our offices are located in the John W. Olver Transit Center at 12 Olive St Ste 2, Greenfield, MA 01301 (2nd floor).   FCCIP towns we serve

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Important Notice: The 2015 Energy Code and the New Stretch Energy Code become exclusively in effect on Jan. 2, 2017.  See highlights and Energy training overview presented by Mark Newey of CET

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  • FCCIP’s New Solar Policy:  Because of an increase in episodes where, at the final inspection, inspectors have found that the actual roof structure was different from the submittals that accompanied the building permit application; this office has adopted the following policy:
    • Wiring inspector will not give permission to have PV system turned on until there has been a sign off from building official
    • Building official will not sign off on roof-mounted solar unless
      • He has access to inspect roof structure
      • Roof structure is actually what was described in engineer’s report or questionnaire
      • Any upgrades prescribed by engineer are completed accordingly
      • System is installed per engineer letter
      • At the applicant’s request, the inspection of roof structure can be done at a rough inspection.

    When scheduling an inspection, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that either the contractor or the homeowner is present for the inspection and can provide a ladder, if necessary, to inspect the roof structure.

    Building– More Topics

  • Plumbing and Gas-Gas Code changes effective December 5, 2014.

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Building Inspection Program Hours: 8-4 M-Fri

The Building Inspection Program is staffed with two full-time, certified Inspectors: Commissioner James Hawkins and Local Inspector James Cerone. Code Enforcement services include processing applications, plan reviews, project inspections, periodic inspections of public buildings, zoning review and enforcement

Zoning 1-2 Family Topics Commercial Topics Building Contractor Topics Forms Fee Schedule Required Inspections Check a license

Electrical Inspection Program: Hours: 7-9 AM M-Fri

Note: The FCCIP serves Greenfield, but not with on-line permitting. Shutesbury has its own wiring inspector(Mo Gregoire–413-253-7505). Tom McDonald, Inspector of Wiring, is available in his FCCIP office Monday through Friday from 7-9AM at 774-3167, ext. 115. and at his Greenfield office from 9-9:30 .

Follow this link to learn important safety information about Avoiding Home Electrical Accidents

New Electrical Fee Schedule Effective 2/1/2016 Required inspections Check a license

Plumbing and Gas Inspection Program : Hours: 7-9 AM M-Thurs

Note: The FCCIP serves Greenfield, but not with on-line permitting. Shutesbury has its own inspector(John Letourneau-413-367-0017). Andy French, Inspector of Plumbing and Gas, Master Plumber, is available in his FCCIP office Monday through Friday from 7-9AM at 774-3167, ext. 112. and at his Greenfield office from 9-9:30

 New Plumbing & Gas Fee Schedule Effective 3/1/2015 Permit Requirements Check a license

Zoning

1-2 Family Topics

Commercial Topics

Building Contractor Topics

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The Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program (FCCIP) is a cooperative inspection program set up in 1975 to enable small towns to collaborate and share inspection and zoning responsibilities. The intent was to provide a full-time staff that may better serve towns than part-time inspectors. We now provide inspection services and zoning enforcement Click here for a list of towns we serve.