Building Inspector

Due to COVID-19 the Town Hall is currently closed to the public except by appointment.  We are available by phone and email.  

All permit applications and materials should be left in the box at the entrance to Town Hall or mailed to 190 South St. 


Guidance from the State on COVID-19:

Enforcement of the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines  and Procedures for Construction Sites

Supplemental Guidelines for Construction Sites

Effective immediately and in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, all non-essential and non-emergency inspections including:  Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas will be suspended indefinitely.  In instances when an emergency inspection is required, the area needs to be cleared of all persons and the permit must be visible to the Inspector.  If a person in the home or on the job site has been sick or in contact with a known sick person or is experiencing any symptoms, the inspection may be delayed.  The Inspector may also ask for pictures or videos of the area that can be reviewed and kept for record.  If video or pictures are supplied, please take a picture of the front of the house with the house number. 

For questions, please call 508-576-8491.

Mission Statement:

The Building Department's mission is to provide public safety through the administration and enforcement of the State Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas codes and the enforcement of the Zoning By-Laws of the Town of Plainville.  The Building Department’s long standing goal is to be fair, consistent, and reliable in its interpretation and enforcement of all codes and by-laws under its jurisdiction.

Town Hall has Moved!

We are now located at:
190 South Street, Second Floor


 Building Department Hours: 
 Monday - Thursday:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
 Monday Evenings:  5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
 Building Inspector Office Hours: 
 Monday - Thursday:  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
 Monday Evenings:  5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Electrical Inspector Office Hours:

 Monday and Thursday:  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
 Plumbing and Gas Inspector Office Hours: 
 Monday and Thursday:  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

All Inspection Requests Should Be Called into (508) 576-8491.  

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Mark Bertonassi Building Commissioner (508) 576-8491
Paul Coelho Assistant Building Inspector (508) 576-8491
Walter Burlingame Gas/Plumbing Inspector (508) 576-8491
Rick Stenfeldt Wiring Inspector (508) 576-8491
Maggie Clarke Administrative Assistant (508) 576-8491