Building Department & Zoning Enforcement Office

**** IMPORTANT NOTE: PERMITTING SOFTWARE UPGRADE ****

ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019, WE WILL BE IMPLIMENTING A NEW PERMITTING SOFTWARE PROGRAM.  ALTHOUGH, WE FEEL THIS WILL BE A SMOOTH TRANSITION, PLEASE ALLOW FOR EXTENDED TIME DURING THIS LEARNING CURVE.  WE STRIVE TO TURN YOUR PERMITS AROUND IN LESS THAN A WEEK, HOWEVER PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY AS THERE MAYBE SOME DELAY.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE IN THE INTERIM. 

The Building Department has an open door policy. If a citizen, taxpayer, homeowner, etc., has a question or concern, please give our staff a call so we can address the matter. A staff member is available most anytime during office hours, no appointment is necessary unless you are in need of meeting with the Building Commissioner and/or the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

  • Building Inspector:  By appointment.
  • Electrical Inspector:  By appointment, inspections after 3:15pm
  • Plumbing/Gas Inspector: By appointment, please contact Peter Starkus directly.
  • To Schedule an Appointment: Call 508.347.2505 or email cforgit@town.sturbridge.ma.us the day prior to your inspection or between 7am-9am the day of requested inspection.

To find a GIS Map of a property, please follow these steps: 

  • At "Home Page" of the Town Website, see the left hand side of the page under "Sturbridge NE Crossroads"
  • Then click on "GIS/Maps"
  • Then click on the link for "On Line GIS"
  • Then click on "Agree", then at the next screen, enter the street number & name in the top left hand corner and hit "enter" key

*** STRETCH CODE ADOPTED BY TOWN OF STURBRIDGE; EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018   For clarification: Stretch Code Requirements go into effect January 1, 2019, not July 1,2018.  **

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Nelson Burlingame Bldg Commissioner/Zoning Official
Cindy Sowa Forgit Administrative Assistant
Peter Starkus Plumbing Inspector (508) 735-5277
Clyde Gagnon Electrical Inspector
Robert Garon Asst.Inspector