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For some of the smaller projects, we may tell you when you drop it off that it may be picked up the next day. Larger projects may take up to five days to review and we will call you with the fee amount and when to pick it up. As the Code Enforcement Officer is the only person authorized to sign permits they will need to be picked up when he is in the office. Office Hours: 7:30 to 10 am on weekdays.
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A permit is required:
Some small maintenance and repair work on an existing structure may not require a building permit. Please call the office for clarification.
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.
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.
At present there are four licenses required in building a home, Electrical, Plumbing, Septic and Mechanical (Gas). There are exceptions to some of these requirements for the homeowner only. If you call the office we will be happy to explain this further
You need a Demolition Permit when:
You do not need a Demolition Permit when:
Requirements before a Demolition Permit is issued:
Demolition Grading Plan Requirements:
All grading plans submitted for review should include (but is not limited to) the following items:
Important Note: Demolition of a structure that is non-conforming per the Zoning Code (for instance, one that currently is located less than 50 feet from the lake) may result in the new structure being required to fully comply with the current Zoning Ordinance.
A building permit is good for the length of the project, as long as it does not sit idle for more than six months at a time. As long as work is progressing on the project with inspections being done at regular intervals (not exceeding six months) the permit will remain good.
Yes, most signs require a permit that is approved by the Code Enforcement Officer. Please call the Code Officer to find out if you need one or if you're exempt.