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Building Department

Contact:Mary Whalen - Secretary
Tom Baye - Building Inspector
Address:5 East Main Street
PO Box 265
Warner NH 03278
Phone:603-456-2298 x2 (Mary Whalen)
603-848-5750 (Tom Baye)
Hours:8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Mon/Wed/Thu
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tue

Additional Information and Links:

Zoning Board Documents

Zoning Board of Adjustment
 Appeal from an Administrative Decision
 Equitable Waiver of Dimensional Requirements
 Owner Authorization Form
 Rules of Procedure
 Special Exceptions
 Wireless Telecommunication Facilities Ordinance
Zoning Districts Maps
 Zoning District Map 2015
 Zoning Map 1974 Urban Area Map
Zoning Ordinance

When do I need to obtain a Building Permit?

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:

Accessory Structures

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:

Driveway PermitsBefore beginning construction and after installationTim Allen
Director of Public Works
Proposed boiler/heating systemBefore and after installationEdward P. Raymond
Fire Chief
Foundation: Includes footings slabs, foundation walls, piers, damp proofing, foundation drainage, stoops, porches and terracesPrior to backfillingTom Baye
Building Inspector
Rough framing, plumbing, electrical, chimney and fireplacesPrior to applying insulation, nonstructural interior, & exterior wall finish Tom Baye
Building Inspector
InsulationBefore closing wallsTom Baye
Building Inspector
Final InspectionAfter completion of wiring, plumbing, heating system and receipt of septic use approvalTom Baye
Building Inspector
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

It is your responsibility to arrange for an 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. 2 if you have questions about your project.