Inspection Fees

Building - Residential

Fee Type
Proposed Fee
Minimum Fee
Accessory Buildings
$0.30 Per Square Foot
$50.00 Minimum
Additions or Alterations
$0.30 Per Square Foot
$100.00 Minimum
Chimney
$45.00
N/A
Construction Trailer or Temporary Housing (Fire Damaged Residence)
$75.00
N/A
Decks
$0.30 Per Square Foot
$50.00 Minimum
Demolition (Accessory Structures, Pools)
$30.00
N/A
Demolition (Include Basement)
$75.00 Per Floor
N/A
Fence
$45.00
N/A
Insulation
$45.00
N/A
Multi-Family, Condo, Motel or Hotel (Include Basement)
$0.45 Per Square Foot
$500.00 Minimum
Replacement Windows / Doors (Single and Two Family Only)
$45.00
N/A
Replacement Windows / Doors (All Other)
$7.50 Per Window/Door
$45.00 Minimum
Roofing (Shingling and Stripping Only / No Structural Changes
$45.00
N/A
Roofing (With Structural Repairs)
$100.00
N/A
Sheet Metal
$50.00
N/A
Siding
$45.00
N/A
Single Family (Include Garage, Exclude Basement if Non-Inhabitable Rooms)
$0.45 Per Square Foot
N/A
Solar Collectors (Electrical Permit Also Required)
$75.00
N/A
Solar - Independent Accessory Structures
$20.00 Per Structure
N/A
Solid Fuel Appliance
$45.00
N/A
Swimming Pools and Spas - Above Ground (Separate Installations)
$75.00
N/A
Swimming Pools - In Ground
$100.00
N/A
Two Family (Include Garage, Exclude Basement if Non-Inhabitable Rooms)
$0.45 Per Square Foot
N/A

Building - Business, Institutional & Industrial

Fee Type
Proposed Fee
Minimum Fee
Accessory Buildings
$0.40 Per Square Foot
$100.00 Minimum
Additions or Alterations
$0.40 Per Square Foot
$200.00 Minimum
Building (Include Basement)
$0.45 Per Square Foot
$400.00 Minimum
Cell Tower
$2.00 Per Foot

Cell Tower - Antenna (New or Replacement)
$100.00 Each
N/A
Cell Tower - Cabinet
$250.00
N/A
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood
$75.00 N/A
Demolition (Including Basement) $150.00 Per Floor N/A
Fence
$50.00
N/A
Periodic Inspections (Capacity under 500 / over 500
$50.00 / $100.00 N/A
Re-Occupancy Only (No Changes, No Work Being Done) $45.00 N/A
Replacement Windows
$7.50 Per Window
$45.00 Minimum
Roofing (No Structural Changes - Covering Only)
$0.05 Per Square Foot
$100.00 Minimum
Roofing (With Structural Changes)
$0.10 Per Square Foot
$200.00 Minimum
Sheet Metal
$100.00
N/A
Signs (Attached or Free Standing)
$60.00
N/A
Solar - Independent Accessory Structures
$25.00 Per Structure
N/A
Solar - Less Than 5,000 Square Feet of Panel
$200.00
N/A
Solar - Between 5,000 Square Feet and 10,000 Square Feet
$300.00 N/A
Solar - Over 10,000 Square Feet of Panel
$500.00
N/A
Tents (For Retail Purposes)
$50.00
N/A

Fire Prevention - Residential & Commercial

Fee Type
Proposed Fee
Commercial Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression
$75.00
Fire Suppression Systems (Less Than 5,000 Square Feet)
$75.00
Fire Suppression Systems (More Than 5,000 Square Feet)
$0.05 Per Square Foot
Fire Warning Systems (Less Than 5,000 Square Feet)
$75.00
Fire Warning Systems (More Than 5,000 Square Feet)
$0.02 Per Square Foot

Electrical - Residential

Fee Type
Proposed Fee
Additions or Alterations
$80.00
Construction Trailer or Temporary Housing $45.00
Generator
$50.00
Multi Family, Condo, Motel or Hotel (Per Unit)
$80.00
Security Systems, Data, Low Voltage (Under 3,000 Square Feet / Over 3,000 Square Feet)
$45.00 / $65.00
Security Systems, Data, Low Voltage (Wireless Systems)
$40.00
Service Change or Alteration (Per Family Unit)
$45.00
Single Family
$150.00
Solar Collectors
$100.00
Two Family
$200.00

Electrical - Business, Institutional & Industrial

Fee Type
Proposed Fe Minimum Fee
Accessory Building
$0.10 Square Foot
$60.00 Minimum
Blanket Maintenance Fee (Subject to the Conditions Below)
$500.00 N/A
Low Voltage, Security and Data Systems (Under 3,000 Square Feet / Over 3,000 Square Feet)
$60.00 / $100.00 N/A
New or Additions and Alterations $0.10 Square Foot
$100.00 Minimum
Replacement - HVAC Units
$40.00 Each
N/A
Service Change (Per Unit) $0.40 Per Amp $60.00 Minimum
Signs (Attached or Free-Standing Each)
$60.00
N/A
Solar Collectors
$75.00 N/A
Temporary Structures
$60.00 N/A

Blanket Maintenance Fee


Any business operation which maintains an electrical maintenance force shall pay a blanket fee of $500 annually for work done on premises subject to the following:
  • The permit application and fees are due the first day of January each year.
  • Any work done by outside contractors is subject to appropriate action of this schedule.
  • A log of work completed shall be kept by the supervisor of electrical maintenance and arrangements shall be made for the wiring inspection semi-annually.

Plumbing - Residential

Fee Type
Proposed Fee
Additions or Alterations
$50.00 Plus $5.00 Per Fixture
Multi-Family, Condo, Motel or Hotel (Per Unit) $75.00 Plus $5.00 Per Fixture
Single Family
$100.00 Plus $5.00 Per Fixture
Water Heater (Tank or Tank Less, Separate Installation or Replacement) $45.00 (May Also Require a Gas Permit)

Plumbing - Business, Institutional & Industrial

Fee Type
Proposed Fee
Additions or Alterations
$75.00 Plus $10.00 Per Fixture
New Construction
$150.00 Plus $10.00 Per Fixture

Gas - Residential

Fee Type
Proposed Fee
Gas Piping Only
$45.00
Gas Piping Plus Heater or Appliance
$45.00 Plus $20.00 Per Appliance
Gas Water Heater (Replacement Gas Piping Only)
$30.00
**Maximum Charge No Matter How Many Appliances
$85.00
Supply Test $45.00

Gas - Business, Institutional & Industrial

Fee Type
Proposed Fee
Gas Piping Only
$60.00
Gas Piping Plus Heater or Appliance
$60.00 Plus $25.00 Per Appliance
Re-Inspection Required for Failed Inspection
$50.00 Per Inspection
Supply Test
$60.00
Note: A fine of 2 times the permit fee will be required for proceeding with any work before any permit is granted or if any work is intentionally omitted on the application for permit. Separate permits are required as necessary for building, plumbing and gas.

The above applies to electrical permit fees, if the permit is not taken out first or within five days of starting electrical work. Any work not specifically covered by this fee schedule: those permit fees for building, electrical, plumbing and gas shall be established by the Inspector of Buildings.

Filing Fees Waived


Filing fees shall be waived for agencies of the Town of Agawam. Filing fees shall also be waived for any handicap ramp built to a residential unit, which is used strictly for residential purposes.