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Building Inspections

As Windham Building Inspector, I review and issue permits, conduct inspections, and work with the general public and local developers to ensure that all projects adhere to both town regulations and the Building Codes adopted by the State of New Hampshire.

Some items that are within the Inspector's purview include: residential and commercial structures including buildings, pools, and chimneys; and electrical and plumbing permits and inspections. 

As Deputy Health Officer, I assist with septic system plan reviews/inspection, and well permits, and completion of reports.

BUILDING INSPECTION PROCESS: Building inspections will only be scheduled for and performed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the hours of 10am-2pm. All inspection requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance and the address, map/lot number, and permit number must be provided at the time of the request or it will not be scheduled.

Requests for Certificates of Occupancy (COs) need 5 days to properly process the paperwork and to ensure all information has been received by the Department and all inspections have been completed.

Permit Applications: To better facilitate your visit to the office, the following are available for download:

Resident Building Permit

Electrical Permit

Food Service License

Commercial Building Permit

Chimney Permit

Residential Energy Code

Well Permit

Waste Disposal Permit

Plumbing/Gas Permit

Demolition Permit

Year Round Conversion Permit


I encourage residents to contact me with any questions they may have regarding local and/or state building regulations, and offer the following informational links:

  • New Hampshire Building Officials Association

  • RSA 155-A: New Hampshire Building Code

  • International Building Code

  • National Electrical Code

  • At the 2014 Town Meeting, the Town voters adopted several, additional amendments to the State Building code.

  • At the 2012 Town Meeting, the Town voters adopted several amendments to the State Building code.