Building Inspection & Code Enforcement
84 Chester Street
Chester, NH 03036
Tel.: (603) 887-5552
Monday through Friday 8am-4pm
Inspections by appointment. One day notice required for inspections.
Building Official/Code Enforcement Officer
Administrative Assistant & Permit Tech
An after-hours drop is located directly to the left of the Building Department door for your convenience. Thank you!
The Chester Building Department has received ISO Classification Ratings for Building Code Effectiveness (November 2013)
Please read the most current NH building code.
- Complete permit packet must include an official Permit application, plans drawn to scale (minimum 17″ x 22″), Site plan (may be required to be certified; minimum 17″ x 22″) which must include locations and dimensions of all lot lines, wetlands and all setbacks; as well as any existing and proposed structures.
- No permit is required for re-roofing when no structural changes are made.
- No permit is required for residential door and window replacements when no structural changes are made.
…”Neither the review of any plan by officials of the Town, nor any subsequent inspection of the premises, should be relied upon as an assurance of conformity to legal requirements. The applicant shall remain fully responsible for complying with all applicable state or local laws, ordinances, regulations or conditions.”
The information below is intended for use within the Town of Chester. Please be sure to check with your local authority having jurisdiction before relying upon the content of these informational sheets when used in other communities. Should you have questions regarding the building code, consult with your local Building Department. The Building Department can and should be your best source of code information.
Health Ordinance relating to New Private Wells
NATIONAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN – Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)
See also: NH Fire Marshal Bulletin
LEAD PAINT REQUIREMENTS
Effective April 22, 2010 new federal regulations intended to protect children from lead poisoning went into effect. The regulations require that projects [six square feet or larger] that disturb lead paint in homes, day care centers, and schools built before 1978 to be completed by licensed remodelers certified through the EPA to perform such work.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide Detectors are required in Residential New Construction as defined by RSA 153:10-a.
Generator Installations – Residential
**MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES**
5 Feet – ALL INSTANCES
**MINIMUM DISTANCE TO OPENINGS**
5 Feet – All INSTANCES
DIG SAFE – it’s The LAW
any excavation within 100 feet of underground utilities.
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