Site & Building Permits

Finding A Site
The Office of Community and Economic Development provides site selection services and keeps a listing of available commercial and industrial properties in Northampton to help you locate a suitable property to meet your needs. The inventory is posted on this website at the link below. Additional information can be found on the Site Selection Services page.

Zoning and Land Use Permitting
It is important to confirm that your business will be located in the proper zoning district. The Office of Community and Economic Development or the Office of Planning and Sustainability can help identify appropriate zoning districts for your business. Some businesses are also allowed as home occupations. The Office of Planning and Development can provide information on all land use permits that might be required for your business. Carolyn Misch, Permits Manager, can be reached at 413-587-1287. A copy of the Northampton Zoning Ordinance and other land use regulations can be found online.

Building Permits
The Building Commissioner's Office issues permits for building construction, plumbing, electrical, gas, signs, and initial zoning review and may be reached at 413-587-1240.

Additional Required Permits
The following permits may be required: