Building & Code Enforcement

Welcome to the Office of Community Development's Building and
Code Enforcement Department!
This office is responsible for review and issuance of building permits, septic system permits, inspections, code enforcement, health & zoning violations and maintenance of records for all buildings and zoning within the town.

Building permits and inspections are required for most construction and development within the town, such as remodels, additions, sheds and roofing. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or to clarify any procedural matters. You may also find our permits and forms here.

Inspections are conducted Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm. To schedule an inspection appointment, please contact us at (603) 673-6041 x 206. Our scheduling requires that you call 24 hours in advance to schedule your appointment.

The Building Official can be contacted directly, by phone at (603) 673-6041 ext 214, or by email for questions on codes, regulations, inspections or specific projects.

This office also issues building permits, oil & propane installation permits, blasting permits and tank removal permits for Amherst Fire Rescue. For all Fire and Life Safety related inspections or questions please call Deputy Chief Steve Brady at (603) 673-1545 ext 202.

You can also refer to the Town of Amherst's Building Ordinance for administrative and code requirements or view the NH State Building Codes here.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Scott Tenney Building Official (603) 673-6041 ext. 214
Deb Butcher Community Development Executive Assistant (603) 673-6041 ext. 206