When Do I Need a Building Permit?

When Do I Need a Permit?

Your landscaping or construction projects may require review or a permit from the State or the Town. Building permits, inspections, and final inspections are required in the Town of Newmarket. Information and building permit applications are available in the office and on the website for most construction projects. This chart is intended to include the most common construction project types. It is the responsibility of the builder to understand the laws and rules for any given project. Contact the NH Department of Environmental Services or the Newmarket Department of Building Safety at the telephone numbers provided below for help in identifying applicable rules.

For projects that do not require a permit, there may still be guidelines that you must follow during construction, landscaping, or tree cutting.

If you are not sure whether you need a permit or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Susan Labrie, Building Official, at 603-659-8501 ext. 1311.

See chart on next page.

 

 

Prior to…

 

When

working

here…

 

 

You need this

approval…

 

 

 

From…

 

 

 

 

Building or expanding a residential dwelling or a commercial or industrial building

 

Anywhere

in

Newmarket

 

 

Electric, Plumbing, Mechanical, Gas,

Building Permit

Required

 

Newmarket

Department of

Building Safety

 

Within 250

ft. of public

waters

Must meet

Shoreline Protection

Minimum Standards

&

Newmarket Zoning

NHDES

Shoreline Protection

Wetlands Bureau

603-271-7109

Zoning – 603-659-8501

 

Anywhere not serviced by Municipal

Sewer

 

Septic System Construction & Operational

Approval

 

NHDES

Subsurface Systems Bureau

603-271-2513

 

 

Constructing Accessory structures such as sheds, signs, swimming pools, or driveways

 

Anywhere

 in Newmarket

 

Newmarket

 building permit

required

 

 

Newmarket Department of Building Safety

 

Within 250 ft. of public waters

See Newmarket Zoning

 

Must meet Shoreline Protection Minimum Standards

 

NHDES

Shoreline Protection Wetlands Bureau

603-271-7109

 

 

Disturbing the ground or cutting vegetation

 

Within 100 ft. of a public water protection wetland or 25 ft. of any other wetland

 

 

 

 

Must meet Newmarket Conservation District Ordinance

 

 

 

 

Newmarket

Zoning

Office

 

 


  

Installing a dock or any other type of shoreline structure

 

 

 

Anywhere

in

Newmarket

 

Newmarket building permit required

 

 

Newmarket

Department of Building Safety

 

 

On any surface waters or their banks

 

 

Wetlands Permit

 

NHDES

Wetlands

Bureau

603-271-2147

 

 

Impacting the bank of any water body, i.e.stabilization or construction

 

On the banks of any surface water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wetlands Permit

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHDES

Wetlands Bureau

603-271-2147

 

Adding sand to a beach or constructing a new beach

 

Adjacent to any surface water

 

 

Dredge, fill, or construction

 

Any jurisdictional wetland

 

 

 

Applying fertilizer

 

 

 

 

Within 250 ft. of public waters

 

 

 

 

Must meet Shoreline Protection minimum standards

 

 

 

 

NHDES Shoreline Protection Wetlands Bureau

603-271-7109

 

Earth moving or excavation with an impact <50,000 sq. ft.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Tree

cutting

 

 

 

Within 150 ft. of public waters

 

Must meet Shoreline Protection Minimum Standards

 

NHDES Shoreline Protection Wetlands Bureau

603-271-7109

 

 

Anywhere

in

Newmarket

 

Must meet Best Management Practices for Timber Harvesting

 

NHDES Site Specific Program

603-271-2303

 

Earth moving or excavation with an impact >50,000 sq. ft.

 

Within 250 ft. of public waters

 

 

 

 

Alteration

of

Terrain Permit

 

 

 

NHDES

Site Specific Permit

 

Earth moving or excavation

with an impact >100,000 sq ft

 

Anywhere

In

Newmarket

 

 

Executing a Purchase & Sales Agreement on developed waterfront

 

Within 200 ft. of a great pond without municipal sewer

 

 

 

Site assessment

study

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHDES Subsurface Systems Bureau

 

 

Subdividing land for single family, condo, apartment, or campground

Anywhere not serviced by municipal sewer

Septic system

construction &

operational

approval

 

 

Installing a well closer than 75 ft. from a property line

 

 

 

Anywhere

 

 

Must file a

recorded

well release

 
 

Supplying water for 25 or more people 60 or more days a year

 

Anywhere not serviced by municipal water

 

 

 

 

Water Supply

Engineering Permit

 

 

NHDES

Water Supply Engineering

603-271-2513

 

Installing oil or propane burners

 

Anywhere

in

Newmarket

 

 

Oil & propane

installation permit

 

 

Newmarket

Department of Building Safety

 

Blasting to break up or remove rocks

 

Anywhere

in Newmarket

 

 

Blasting Permit

 

Newmarket

Fire Department

 

Removing an underground tank

 

Anywhere

in Newmarket

 

 

Tank removal permit

 

Newmarket

Department of Building Safety