Building Departments in Berkshire County, Massachusetts

There are 4 Building Departments in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, serving a population of 127,751 people in an area of 927 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 31,937 people, and 1 Building Department per 231 square miles.

In Massachusetts, Berkshire County is ranked 5th of 14 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 13th of 14 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Berkshire County Building Departments

Find Berkshire County, Massachusetts building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Becket Building Department 557 Main Street Becket, MA

Dalton Building Department 462 Main Street Dalton, MA

Lee Town Building Department 32 Main St Lee, MA

North Adams Building Department 10 Main Street North Adams, MA

About the Berkshire County Building Department

Building Departments in Berkshire County, MA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Berkshire County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Berkshire County, Massachusetts building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Berkshire County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Berkshire County, MA zoning laws and requirements

Berkshire County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Berkshire County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Berkshire County Residential Housing Units
 Berkshire CountyMassachusetts
Total Housing Units69,0782,882,739
Occupied Housing Units55,167 (79.9%)2,601,914 (90.3%)
Berkshire County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Berkshire CountyMassachusetts
Single-Family Detached Homes35,270 (63.9%)1,350,971 (51.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,532 (2.8%)142,928 (5.5%)
2 Apartments5,397 (9.8%)257,404 (9.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,645 (8.4%)275,856 (10.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments2,691 (4.9%)153,403 (5.9%)
10 or More Apartments4,284 (7.8%)400,688 (15.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,348 (2.4%)20,664 (0.8%)
Berkshire County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Berkshire CountyMassachusetts
2014 or Later164 (0.3%)25,410 (1.0%)
2010 to 2013508 (0.9%)42,677 (1.6%)
2000 to 20092,699 (4.9%)182,782 (7.0%)
1980 to 19998,318 (15.1%)484,813 (18.6%)
1960 to 197911,398 (20.7%)572,724 (22.0%)
1940 to 195911,207 (11,207.0%)443,444 (443,444.0%)
1939 or Earlier20,873 (37.8%)850,064 (32.7%)
Berkshire County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Berkshire CountyMassachusetts
1 Room880 (1.6%)62,074 (2.4%)
2 or 3 Rooms36,712 (66.5%)1,631,969 (62.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms18,219 (33.0%)864,977 (33.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms18,379 (33.3%)775,501 (29.8%)
8 or More Rooms11,632 (21.1%)562,450 (21.6%)
Berkshire County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Berkshire CountyMassachusetts
No Bedroom980 (1.8%)68,785 (2.6%)
1 Bedroom6,910 (12.5%)348,117 (13.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms36,712 (66.5%)1,631,969 (62.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms10,565 (19.2%)553,043 (21.3%)
Berkshire County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Berkshire CountyMassachusetts
With Complete Plumbing Facilities55,023 (99.7%)2,592,361 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities54,749 (99.2%)2,582,119 (99.2%)