In response to COVID-19, FRCOG offices are closed. Staff are working remotely. Email is likely the most efficient way to reach us. You can find our contact information on the Staff page under the About link below.

Building, plumbing and wiring inspectors are responding to emergencies only.

All meetings, workshops and forums are cancelled or have been changed to a call-in or video format.  Please look for emails from FRCOG staff about specific meetings or on our calendar at the Meetings and Events link below.

Public Health Online Permitting & Scheduling

Welcome to the Cooperative Public Health Service online portal! You can use this system to apply online for public health permits, public health licenses, to request a septic inspection, submit a septic plan for review, or schedule a perc test.  The system serves businesses and residents in the towns of  Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Gill, Hawley, Heath, Leyden, Monroe, Rowe, Shelburne and Bernardston. NOTE: In Bernardston  you can apply for all permits EXCEPT Title 5 and Private Wells — contact Dave Powers of the Board of Health for this work.

Are you new to the online  program?

Are you a town official reviewing an application?

If you need help with attaching files, click here for instructions.

Important Information on Paying Online:

  • Click here to see the CPHS Fee Schedule to see what you will be charged.
  • For your convenience, you may pay for your permit online.  The bank that processes our permit fees is UniBank, and their on-line payment division is called UniPay Gold.  You may pay for your permit with either a checking account or debit or credit card.  There is a convenience fee for the use of any of these options.  However, convenience fees are much higher for credit cards than checking accounts due to credit card company rules.  The convenience fee for paying through a checking account is only 25 cents.  For full details on debit and credit card charges click here