Building Inspector

The Town of Whately is a member of the Franklin  County Cooperative Inspection Program (FCCIP), administered by the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG). Visit the FCCIP website for more information regarding building, zoning, plumbing/gas, and wiring requirements, and to apply for a permit.

The Franklin County Cooperative Inspection Program (FCCIP) provides state-mandated building, electrical, and plumbing/gas inspection services (or a subset thereof) to 16 Franklin County towns and is responsible for zoning enforcement in 15 towns.  The program’s mission is to provide participating towns with professional inspection services by certified inspectors and to be a clearinghouse for information regarding building, zoning, plumbing/gas, and wiring requirements.

Offices are located in the John W. Olver Transit Center at 12 Olive St., Ste 2, Greenfield MA 01301 (2nd floor).

Staff Contacts

Jim Hawkins

Building Commissioner & Zoning Enforcement Officer


Tom McDonald

Electrical Inspector


Andy French

Plumbing & Gas Inspector


Paul Lemelin

Zoning & Software Support Assistant


Chris Brothers

On-line Permitting/Department Clerk