Building Department


Robert Walden
Building Commissioner

(413) 268-8236 X 116 (office)
(413) 695-0539 (cell)
40 Main Street
Goshen, MA 01032
Inspector's Office Hours:
Monday - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

General Office Hours:
Monday - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday - 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Inspection Hours:
By appointment only.
Contact the Building Inspector
using the phone number or
email address listed above.


The Building Department's responsibilities include the protection of the health, safety and welfare of Goshen residents through the enforcement of state and local laws, by-laws and regulations.

The Department issues permits for all types of construction including all public and private buildings. They also issue permits for additions and alterations of buildings, for installations of pools, sheds, garages and other such improvements to properties.

The Building Inspector is required to perform periodic inspections for those businesses and buildings that are required to obtain a Certificate of Inspection.

The Building Inspector also serves as the Town's Zoning Enforcement Officer. To report violations of zoning laws, by-laws, and regulations, send a written complaint to the Building Inspector at the email address to the left.

The Zoning By-Laws can be found in the documents table below and are also available from the Town Clerk for a nominal charge.


Applications for permits are listed below as documents  and can by viewed, downloaded & printed from this website.   They can also be  picked up at the Town Office Building foyer.  Completed applications should be mailed to the address in the sidebar.

Messages received Monday through Friday by 1 pm will be responded to by 5 pm.


֎ Building Department Officials

Robert Walden (BD) Building Commissioner - Term expires 6/30/2023 413 268 8236 x116 Email
Curt Golec (BD) Inspector of Wires [aka Electrical Inspector] - Term expires 6/30/2023 413 320 1156 Email
Don Lawton (BD) Inspector of Plumbing & Gas Fitting - Term expires 6/30/2023 413 268 7487
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