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Building Department

Warner Town Hall Building
Contact:Mary Whalen - Secretary
Tom Baye - Building Inspector
Address:5 East Main Street
PO Box 265
Warner NH 03278
Phone:603-456-2298 x1 (Mary Whalen)
603-848-5750 (Tom Baye)
Email:selectboard@warner.nh.us
Hours:8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Mon/Wed/Thu
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tue

Additional Information and Links:

When do I need to obtain a Building Permit?

  • Interior renovations
  • Additions of any size - residential, commercial, industrial
  • Enlarging existing structures, rooms or spaces
  • Creating new rooms or spaces within a structure
  • Structural changes or repairs
  • Dormers
  • Demolitions of all or part of a structure
  • New or replacement structures, including sheds, pools, decks, garages, carports, etc.
  • Changes in Use or Occupancy
  • Expansion or changes to electrical, plumbing, mechanical or fire protection systems

Do I need to obtain a permit for repairs?

Ordinary repairs, classified as normal maintenance, do not require a permit. In general, to be considered a repair the item which is being repaired must already exist. Types of work may include:
  • Painting or wallpapering
  • Repairing floors or carpets
  • Repairing interior trim, walls (this does not include demolition and reconstruction)
  • Repairing cabinets or countertops
  • Repairing roofs, windows, doors or siding

Accessory Structures

  • No permit is required for an accessory structure 200 square feet or less (i.e. dog houses, play houses, sheds etc.), but must maintain required set-back requirements.

Building Permit Fee Schedule:

  • Commercial buildings or construction of a new business
    $200 + $0.15 per sq. ft.
  • New residences, barns, garages, modular homes and mobile homes
    $100 + $0.10 per sq. ft.
  • Additions, breezeways, porches
    $75.00 + $0.10 per sq. ft.
  • Sheds (wood, tool, storage), decks
    $50.00 + $0.10 per sq. ft.
  • Alterations, Structural Changes & Changes of Use
    $35.00 per inspection
  • Electrical & Plumbing Permit
    $35.00 per inspection
  • Commercial Wireless Towers
    $20.00 per linear foot plus $500.00 per co-locator. Accessory Building (cabinet) $200.00 + $0.15 per sq. ft

    *Note: Basement square footage is included when calculating fees

Town Of Warner - Required Construction Inspection Schedule:

DESCRIPTIONWHENINSPECTORPHONE
Driveway PermitsBefore beginning construction and after installationTim Allen
Director of Public Works
603-456-3366
Proposed boiler/heating system, review of plans by the Fire ChiefBefore and after installationEd Raymond
Fire Chief
603-456-3770
Foundation: Includes footings slabs, foundation walls, piers, damp proofing, foundation drainage, stoops, porches and terracesPrior to backfillingTom Baye
Building Inspector
603-848-5750
Rough framing, plumbing, electrical, chimney and fireplacesPrior to applying insulation, nonstructural interior, & exterior wall finish Tom Baye
Building Inspector
603-848-5750
InsulationBefore closing wallsTom Baye
Building Inspector
603-848-5750
Final InspectionAfter completion of wiring, plumbing, heating system and receipt of septic use approvalTom Baye
Building Inspector
603-848-5750
OccupancyOccupancy permits will be issued after full compliance with this schedule. Before moving in, you are required to have hardwired smoke detectors installed on each floor and two (2) safe means of egress Tom Baye
Building Inspector
603-848-5750

It is your responsibility to arrange for any inspections.

To arrange for an inspection, at least two days in advance call the Building Inspector. Feel free to call the Selectmen's office, 603-456-2298 ext. 1 if you have questions about your project.