Building Safety Department
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to prevent its continued spread; the city has ordered all city hall offices closed as of 5:00 PM, March 18, 2020 until further notice.
During this time the Department of Building Safety will continue reviewing project documents and plans but limit issuing permits or conducting of inspections. City inspectors will respond to emergency situations and predetermined projects that pose low risk of exposure to our team or are necessary to our public health response.
To further provide services to clients, the Department of Building Safety is now offering a Remote (virtual) Inspections Program for specified projects.Our response to this health emergency will be regularly evaluated and adjusted as needed.
This closure does not suspend the legal requirements for permits and inspections prior to proceeding with work and we will do all that we can to service everyone quickly when our normal operations resume. Third party inspections will be permitted by agencies approved of by the Department of Building Safety. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the safety of the general public and our team must be the priority.
Nashua introduces Remote Inspection Program. The Department of Building Safety is introducing its new Remote Inspections Program to better serve you. Using a minimum 4G tablet or smartphone you can coordinate with our inspectors, over several different applications, to conduct a remote inspection guided by one of our team. The program at this time is geared to specific types of inspections that are eligible, but for those applicable inspections, it can save you valuable time.
The primary mission of the Department of Building Safety is to safeguard the public, promote the health, safety and welfare of the City of Nashua through the fair and equal administration of the building codes of the State of New Hampshire and the City of Nashua.
The Department of Building Safety is committed to providing quality services in a professional manner through equitable treatment of all applicants for permits, inspections, information and to provide assistance to other departments, boards and commissions.
The Building Safety Department accepts permit applications for review and approval of construction documents including building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing plans. The Department is responsible for conducting inspections on permitted work.
City of Nashua Improvement Permit GIS Map
Want to know what construction is going on in your city? The Department of Building Safety's GIS Map can help.
GIS Projects Map shows current permits and permits for the past three years.
Permits GIS Map »
Current Adopted Codes with Amendments
- 2015 International Building Code (Amendments)
- 2015 International Residential Code (Amendments)
- 2015 International Existing Building Code (Amendments)
- 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (Amendments)
- 2015 International Mechanical Code (Amendments)
- 2015 International Plumbing Code (Amendments)
- 2017 National Electric Code (Amendments)
- 2015 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 (Amendments) On file with the City
- 2009 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1 (Amendments) On file with the City