Building Safety Department

Special Notice

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to prevent continued spread; the city has ordered all city hall offices will remain closed to public access until further notice. 

During this time our team is still working for you and the Department of Building Safety will continue accepting and reviewing project documents and plans, issuing permits and conducting inspections. Permit applications and plans can be submitted electronically by email to, by mail or by dropping applications into the after-hours drop box located at the Elm Street entrance to City Hall. For delivery of larger projects and plan sets, you can call (603) 589-3080 to arrange a time for drop off. Payments for permit fees will continue to be by mail, drop box, or by credit card over the phone. 

Building Safety Inspectors will continue to respond to emergency situations and will conduct in-person inspections 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 several project types. To request an inspection, a form is provided on our website by selecting the blue "Request Inspection" button, by email to, or by telephone (603)589-3080.

This closure does not suspend the legal requirements for permits and inspections prior to proceeding with work and we will make every effort to maintain our high level of service to everyone quickly. 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.

NEW! 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.

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

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.

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Current Adopted Codes with Amendments

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