When do I need a Building Permit?
All new construction requires a Building Permit, including porches, swimming pools (above and in-ground), garages and sheds (over 145 square feet in size), as well as most renovation projects. Maintenance works such, as replacing siding or replacing an old deck with a new one exactly the same size, does not need a permit. If the job entails enlarging, such as dormers when replacing a roof, or conversions, such as making a deck and enclosed porch, then a permit is required.
How do I get a Building Permit?
We do not mail out building permit applications. You may obtain a building permit application during the office hours that the Building Department is open. Building Permit Application
What information is needed to obtain a Building Permit?
The following is needed to apply for a permit to build in the Town of Nottingham. Depending on the type, size or location of the project other permits and approvals may be necessary.
- Construction plans to scale.
- Site plan with setbacks from property lines. Plans should show location of all buildings on property existing or proposed as well as driveway, septic and well location.
- State approved septic design.
- Completed Energy Code Worksheet
- Type of heating system and installation company
- Chimney type, with number of flues and fireplaces.
- Electrician’s name and license number
- Plumber’s name and license number
- Street address of property
- Name and address of property owner with telephone number
- Name and address of builder with telephone number
- Driveway permit form Town or State of NH
How long does it take to get a building permit after I apply?
The Building Department has thirty (30) days to review and approve or deny a building permit application. Most permits are reviewed within 24 to 48 hours after receiving a completed application for building and all fees are paid.
How long is a permit good for?
Building permits automatically expire within one year of the date of issue. Permits may be renewed annually for a nominal fee.