Building Departments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts

There are 5 Building Departments in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, serving a population of 161,197 people in an area of 528 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 32,239 people, and 1 Building Department per 105 square miles.

In Massachusetts, Hampshire County is ranked 6th of 14 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 12th of 14 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Hampshire County Building Departments

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

Amherst Planning Department 4 Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA

Amherst Zoning 4 Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA

Easthampton Building Inspector Ste 160, 50 Payson Ave Easthampton, MA

Northampton Planning Department 210 Main Street Northampton, MA

South Hadley Building Department 116 Hadley Street South Hadley, MA

About the Hampshire County Building Department

Building Departments in Hampshire 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 Hampshire 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:
  • Hampshire County, Massachusetts building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Hampshire County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Hampshire County, MA zoning laws and requirements

Hampshire County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Hampshire 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.

Hampshire County Residential Housing Units
 Hampshire CountyMassachusetts
Total Housing Units63,6672,882,739
Occupied Housing Units58,665 (92.1%)2,601,914 (90.3%)
Hampshire County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Hampshire CountyMassachusetts
Single-Family Detached Homes36,132 (61.6%)1,350,971 (51.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes2,453 (4.2%)142,928 (5.5%)
2 Apartments5,015 (8.5%)257,404 (9.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments4,363 (7.4%)275,856 (10.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments4,050 (6.9%)153,403 (5.9%)
10 or More Apartments6,065 (10.3%)400,688 (15.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing587 (1.0%)20,664 (0.8%)
Hampshire County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Hampshire CountyMassachusetts
2014 or Later471 (0.8%)25,410 (1.0%)
2010 to 2013852 (1.5%)42,677 (1.6%)
2000 to 20094,457 (7.6%)182,782 (7.0%)
1980 to 199914,469 (24.7%)484,813 (18.6%)
1960 to 197914,125 (24.1%)572,724 (22.0%)
1940 to 19599,172 (9,172.0%)443,444 (443,444.0%)
1939 or Earlier15,119 (25.8%)850,064 (32.7%)
Hampshire County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Hampshire CountyMassachusetts
1 Room1,115 (1.9%)62,074 (2.4%)
2 or 3 Rooms38,922 (66.3%)1,631,969 (62.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms20,284 (34.6%)864,977 (33.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms19,170 (32.7%)775,501 (29.8%)
8 or More Rooms11,602 (19.8%)562,450 (21.6%)
Hampshire County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Hampshire CountyMassachusetts
No Bedroom1,219 (2.1%)68,785 (2.6%)
1 Bedroom6,925 (11.8%)348,117 (13.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms38,922 (66.3%)1,631,969 (62.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms11,599 (19.8%)553,043 (21.3%)
Hampshire County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Hampshire CountyMassachusetts
With Complete Plumbing Facilities58,589 (99.9%)2,592,361 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities58,424 (99.6%)2,582,119 (99.2%)