Building Safety Department

Special Notice

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. 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.

Email all permit requests to the Permit Technicians here.

Mission Statement


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.
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City of Nashua Improvement Permit GIS Map



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Current Adopted Codes with Amendments

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