Online Permitting

Welcome to the City of Pittsfield’s Board of Health Online Permitting program.


We are happy to offer residents and businesses the opportunity to save time and travel while improving efficiency.  A guide is provided below that explains how to register as a new user of the online permitting website for the following services:


Non-Owner Occupied Property Registration

Plan Review Applications:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Food Establishment

Inspection Witnessing Applications:

  • Perc Tests
  • Title 5 Septic

Permit Applications:

  • Beaver trapping/dam Modification
  • Body Art Establishment
  • Body Art Practitioner/Apprentice
  • Disposal Works Construction
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Food Establishment
  • Frozen Dessert
  • Funeral Director
  • Hotel/Motel
  • Mobile Home Park
  • Recreational Camp for Children
  • Residential Kitchen
  • Rubbish Hauler
  • Septic Hauler
  • Septic Installer
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tanning Establishment
  • Temporary Food - Before applying, print out "ARE YOU READY?" Then attach to application.
  • Tobacco Sales
  • Water Bottling
  • Well Construction/Decommissioning

A copy of the City’s permit/inspection fee schedule is linked here.

How to Begin:

  1. You can view our detailed Board of Health Online Permitting Guide or
  2. As a new applicant, click on the designated link:


Paying Fees Online:

You may pay your application fees and property registration fees online with either a checking account or debit/credit card. There is a convenience fee for any of these options. For Credit Payments it is 2.95% of the total transaction (minimum fee of $1.00). Checking Account/Electronic Check payments are $.40.

Adding Attachments to an Application:

After you submit your application, a page appears notifying you that your application has been received.  Click on the exit button at the bottom of the page, and it will return you to the home page.  Select your permit by clicking the circle in the column heading “A” on the far left side of the home page.  On the far right of the page under the heading, “my Options”, click on the dropdown menu.  Click on “add attachments” and follow the prompts to add site plans, certifications, etc.

Assistance is available by calling our office 413-499-9411 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm.