Permits Required & Cost

Building permit fees are normally determined by the square footage of the project. That cost will vary by the type of project, i.e., new construction, alteration, residential, commercial, etc. There is an additional $35 filing fee for each permit. As well as an additional $25 fee for Land Use review.

Structural Portion

A building permit only includes the structural portion. Separate permits are required for plumbing, electrical or mechanical work. The itemized costs can be found on the sample permit forms under Permits.


Demolition permits are based on square footage. Approval by other departments as well as the utility companies will need to be obtained before the demolition can take place. More information is listed under Permits.

Fee Schedule

Our fee schedule is adopted by ordinance and available to the public (Ordinance-18-012).

Also, see other departments for the following:
  • Site plans, change of use, etc.: Planning and Zoning (City Hall) - 603-589-3090
  • Fire protection system permits: Fire Marshal (177 Lake Street) - 603-589-3460
  • Sewer permits: Engineering (9 Riverside Street) - 603-589-3123
  • Food establishments, commercial pools: Environmental Health (18 Mulberry Street) - 603-589-4530