Building Permit General Information and Application Forms

Mike Jasmin, Code Enforcement Officer
603-352-7411 ext. 105
code@swanzeynh.gov
P.O. Box 10009, Swanzey NH 03446

Construction Requirements
Information on Town building code and zoning construction requirements: 

For answers to questions regarding the building permit application process or requirements, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer at 352-7411 x 105 or by email at code@swanzeynh.gov

WHAT REQUIRES A BUILDING PERMIT?

  • New construction, including additions, remodeling and repairs; any structural changes to interior or exterior.  
  • Construction of any detached structure.
  • Change of occupancy of any structure or part thereof.
  • Demolition
  • New or replacement or addition to any heating, air conditioning, plumbing or electrical system.


WHAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A BUILDING PERMIT?

  • Minor, non-structural repairs.
  • Re-siding, re-roofing.
  • Gutters, drainpipes, and fences that are 7 feet or under, retaining walls under 4 feet.
  • Sidewalks and driveways (a driveway does require a driveway permit from the Director of Public Works).
  • Cabinets, counter-tops, floor coverings, paint & paper.
  • Pools less than 24 inches deep.
  • Playground equipment.
  • Decks not exceeding 200 s.f. in area, that are not more than 30 inches above grade at any point, that are not attached to a dwelling and do not serve an entrance / exit door.

If you’re not sure whether a permit is necessary, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer.

State building code separates the application process into residential and non-residential uses. Please submit the appropriate information on the application form.
 
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