Plumbing/Gas Inspector

Nicholas Chuisano
Aaron Poteat, Assistant Plumbing Inspector

Contact the Plumbing/Gas Inspectors

Nicholas: (413) 262-7919
Aaron: (413) 364-1273
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Electrical Inspector

John M. VanHeynigen

Contact the Electrical Inspector

Office: (413) 667-5742
Send a message to the Electrical Inspector →

Permits

Permits can be completed online and are also available for download.

  • Click here to download and print your permit application.
  • Click here to apply for a permit online.
    Create an account in order to use the system by selecting *New User Register Here*. Once you have created your account credentials, login and click on the upper left button “New Application”. Select “Chester” and the appropriate Building permit to complete the application.

    Once your application is submitted, you can click on the “eye” icon () to view the status of your permit application. Permit applications are addressed quickly, but please allow at least 48 hours for your application to be reviewed.

    Town Staff will use the “chat” feature for any questions or to let you know if additional information or documents need to be uploaded. You can chat back by clicking on the bubble icon ().

    You can pay online after the appropriate Inspector reviews your permit and sets the status to “Ready for Payment”. Log back in and pay with an online check (your check routing number and account number), or credit card.

    After the permit is issued, you can log into your account here and print your permit.

Plumbing/Gas Inspection Fee Schedule

Plumbing – Residential & Multi Family

New Construction: $50.00 plus $5.00 per fixture
Renovations (Single Family): $40.00 per inspection
Renovations (Multi Family): $40.00 per inspection/unit
Back Flow Preventers (Residential and Commercial): $25.00 Licensed Plumber

Plumbing – Commercial

New Construction, Additions, Alterations: $75.00 plus $5.00 per fixture

Gas – Residential & Multi Family

New Construction: $70.00 plus $5.00 per fixture
Renovations (Single, Two and Multi Family): $40.00 per inspection

Gas – Commercial

New Construction, Additions, Alterations: $75.00 plus $5.00 per fixture
Water Heaters (Residential and Commercial): $25.00
Furnace and Boilers (Residential and Commercial): $25.00
Appliance Change Outs (Residential and Commercial): $25.00

NOTE: For residential gas permits – Two (2) inspections will be needed – rough and final. At final inspection all appliances must be up and running.
NOTE: Total BTUs must be noted on all gas permits.

Electrical Wiring Permit Fee Schedule

Download the fee schedule here. Effective November 1, 2019