Building Department

Building Inspection & Code Enforcement

84 Chester Street                                               May is Building Safety Month
Chester, NH 03036                    “Code Officials—Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth”
Tel.:  (603) 887-5552

Monday through Friday  8am-4pm

Inspections by appointment. One day notice required for inspections.

Myrick Bunker           
Building Official/Code Enforcement Officer      
e-mail:  chesterbi@gsinet.net

Caroline Wilson
Administrative Assistant & Permit Tech
e-mail:  carolinewilson@gsinet.net

 An after-hours drop is located directly to the left of the Building Department door for your convenience. Thank you! 

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The Chester Building Department has received ISO Classification Ratings for Building Code Effectiveness (November 2013)

Online Building PermitsThis button will take you to the eCity website, to apply and pay for Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing or Septic Review Applications.

Frequently Asked Permit Questions    Permit Fee Schedule

PERMIT APPLICATIONS

Demolition Permit          Driveway Permit Application          Electrical Permit Application

Generator App          Home Occupation Application          MAJOR Building Permit

Mechanical Permit App          Minor Building Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application          Septic Installation Permit Application

Septic Review Permit Application         SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION

Please read the most current NH building code.

See also:   Chester Building Code                            Climatic & Geographic Design Criteria

  • 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.”

PUBLIC NOTICE
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 

See also:  NHDES Guidance to Refine the Potable Water Definition

 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.

Carbon Monoxide Detection Devices in Dwellings

Addendum to Carbon Monoxide Detection Requirements

Generator Installations – Residential

Bulletin on Residential Generator Safety

Residential Generators – 2016

**MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES**
5 Feet – ALL INSTANCES 
NO EXEMPTIONS

**MINIMUM DISTANCE TO OPENINGS**
5 Feet – All INSTANCES
NO EXEMPTIONS

Guide to Decks

INFORMATION & NOTICES

FLOOD HAZARD AREA INFORMATION

HELPFUL SITES

DIG SAFE – it’s The LAW

888-DIG-SAFE (344-7233)
www.digsafe.com
any excavation within 100 feet of underground utilities.

Complaint Form

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 chesterbi@gsinet.net