Building & Code Enforcement

Welcome to the Office of Community Development's Building and
Code Enforcement Division!

Please note that all requests for mechanical inspections be made by calling Deputy Fire Chief Roy Olsen at 603-673-1545 x302.

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Many of our construction related permit applications can be applied for and submitted through our Online Permit Application Center by clicking here.
This office is responsible for review and issuance of all building and construction related 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 can also find our paper permits and forms here.

Inspections are conducted Monday – Friday, 10:00am - 3pm. To schedule an inspection appointment, please contact Deb at (603) 673-6041 x 206. Our scheduling requires that you call 48-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 at [email protected] for questions on codes, regulations or specific projects.

This office also manages the administrative functions for life safety permits, oil & propane installation permits, blasting permits and tank removal permits on behalf of Amherst Fire Rescue. For all Fire and Life Safety related inspections or questions please call Deputy Chief Roy Olsen at (603) 673-1545 ext 302.

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
Bob Clark Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer 603-673-6041 x 214