LTC/FID Licensing – COVID Process

Beginning January 11, 2022, the police department will no longer be taking LTC renewals in person, until further notice, due to the uptick in COVID cases. Parties intending to renew their LTC/FID must mail an application and check, made out to the Town of Blandford, to 15 Middlefield Rd, Chester, MA 01011. Applications can be found here.

Parties seeking to apply for a LTC/FID as a NEW applicant must contact the police department to make an appointment. Please call 413-354-7822 or call/text 413-207-2397 to make an appointment.

In an effort to protect the Chester-Blandford citizens, Monday night office hours will be suspended and will be by appointment only until further notice. The police department will do its best to accommodate your schedule. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

PUBLIC NOTICE – Deer Hunting Permits

The Blandford Conservation Commission will be available on September 27, 2021 between 6:00 and 7:00 PM OUTSIDE (inside depending on the weather) of the Blandford Town Hall to receive deer hunting Permit Applications for Town–owned Conservation properties.

Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing may be required. The Conservation properties include the Knittel Conservation Area on Herrick Road, Shepard Farm Conservation Area on Route 23 and the Long Pond Conservation Area on North Blandford Road. If more applications are received than the allotted number of permits for each area, the permits will be selected on a random basis. If additional permits are available after September 27, they will be issued on first come-first serve basis by contacting the Conservation Commission.

Applications will only be accepted from those that present a valid Massachusetts hunting or sporting licenses at the time of application. Each applicant must personally submit his or her own Application. Permits issued will only be valid for the 2021 deer hunting seasons. Each Applicant will be issued a permit to hunt in only one of the above Conservation properties. Permit Applications will be available at the Town Hall on September 27. For further information or questions, please contact the Conservation Commission at (413) 848-4279, extension 202.

Proposed Fee Changes for Electrical Permits

Dear Residents,

At our Select Board meeting on February 8, 2021, the electrical inspector presented a proposed fee change for electrical permits. The Select Board decided to post the proposed changes for two weeks to allow the opportunity for public comment and feedback. Please review the following proposed changes and submit any comments to Town Administrator at (413) 848-4279, ext. 502 or [email protected] – to the attention of the Select Board. The Select Board plans to revisit the discussion for the March 1, 2021 Select Board meeting.

CURRENT FEE RATE FOR ALL RELATED ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS
• $50.00 for the first inspection; Includes a one-time $10.00 processing fee
• $40.00 per additional inspection

PROPOSED FEE RATE/S FOR ALL RELATED ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS
Residential
• Single Family Dwelling: $175.00 (up to 3 inspections)
• Multi Family Dwelling: Per Unit of Apartment-plus service: $75.00
• Renovations: $125.00 (up to 2 inspections)
• Appliance wiring (single) and oil burner wiring: $50.00
• Service changes: $75.00
– Over 400 amps: $100.00
– Each additional meter: $25.00
• All swimming pools, jacuzzis, hot tubs, etc.: $75.00
• Fee for work not specified: $75.00

Solar
• Up to 10KW: $150.00
• 10KW to 50KW: $200.00
• OVER 50KW: Call for Fee
– *Rooftop requires Panel Ready and Final Inspection
– *Ground Mount also requires underground inspection

Commercial (Service or Feeder)
• 100 TO 200 AMPS: $100.00
• 200 TO 2,000 AMPS: $150.00
• OVER 2,000 AMPS: $200.00

New Construction
• Up to 1,800 sq, ft.: $175.00
• Over 1,800 sq ft.: $0.10 per sq. ft.
*Plus service

Alarm Systems – Fire and Security
• Residential: $75.00
• Commercial: $125.00
• Residential Apartments: $50.00 per unit

Fees for Reinspection: $75

Respectfully,
Cara Letendre, Chair
Select Board

Town Launches New Online Building Permitting System

The Town of Blandford is excited to introduce a new online system for submitting Building, Plumbing/Gas, and Electrical Permit applications. This system is fully automated when applying and paying online, viewing your application status and printing of the following Building Permit applications:

• Certificate of Inspection
• Commercial Building Permit
• Electrical Permit
• Gas Permit
• Plumbing Permit
• Residential Building Permit

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