Building Department

Building Inspection & Code Enforcement

We are frequently on inspections or attending training and may not be available to assist you. We recommend calling ahead to ensure we are in the office prior to making the trip or scheduling an appointment for one-on-one service.

Inspections must be scheduled at least a day ahead, are by appointment only and are only valid when confirmed.

  • Complete permit packet must include an official Permit application, plans drawn to scale (minimum 18″ x 24″), Site plan (may be required to be certified; minimum 18″ x 24″) 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 on this page 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.


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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Myrick Bunker Building Official/Code Enforcement (603) 887-3636 Ext. 101
Dana Theokas Selectboard Liaison FY24-25
MaryBeth Clough Admin Asst/ Permit Clerk (603) 887-3636 ext. 111