Code, Compliance & Health Officer
- When is a Building Permit Required?
A permit is required:
- Prior to any construction
- The location of any new structure upon any land in the Town
- For modifications to an existing structure which require inspections by applicable code
- If the assessed value of the property or structure is affected
Some small maintenance and repair work on an existing structure may not require a building permit. Please call the office for clarification.
- How long does it take to have a building permit issued?
Once a completed building permit application is submitted, which includes all requested information, it will be processed within 30 days or less. The property owner or contractor will be contacted by phone informing them that the building permit has been approved, the fee that is due, and can be picked up in the Land Use Office.
Applications to receive an E911 street number address are accessed through the Highway Department through an Application for the Construction of Driveways.
- How do I schedule an inspection for my project?
Inspections are scheduled Monday through Thursday, starting after 10 am. You or your designee will need to call the office to request an inspection, at 603-476-2347. This can be done weekdays between the hours of 7:30 and 10 am. If at all possible, please schedule your inspection 24 hours in advance. If time allows, the inspection will be scheduled the same day. Requests for inspections made after 9 am will generally be scheduled for the next business day.
You will be asked: 1) Street address of the project, 2) the type of inspection needed, 3) and the contact person's name, 4) and telephone number.
Inspection times will depend on the schedule for that day and specific times can't be guaranteed. If needed, the Code and Compliance Officer will try to call the contact person with an approximate time. If an inspection is done without anyone being present, the Code and Compliance Officer will leave a yellow inspection sticker to indicate the inspection passed. If there are deficiencies in the work inspected, the contact person will be notified.