Inspections are a necessary component of the permit process. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that all inspections are completed. Please contact the Office of Building Safety to schedule your inspection. We require at least 24-hour notice and will schedule inspections as the schedule allows. We conduct inspections on Monday afternoons, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoons, and Friday mornings. All inspections are conducted on-site. We do not accept photographs, nor do we conduct inspections remotely. You can contact the Office of Building Safety via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or via phone at 603-659-8501 ext. 1310 or 603-659-8501 ext. 1311.
The scope of the project will determine the inspections necessary. Please contact the Office of Building Safety if you are unsure what inspections are needed for your project.
These are the types of inspections that are conducted:
Footings - after the placement of forms and rebar, but prior to the filling of concrete
Foundation walls - after the placement of forms and rebar, but prior to the filling of concrete
UEFR ground rod - after placement, but prior to the filling of concrete - usually conducted at the same time as the foundation walls
Foundation drainage and damp-proofing - after installation/application, but prior to backfill
Electrical and Gas Trenches - after conduit and any necessary tracing wire is laid in the trench, but prior to backfill. Any gas piping must have a pressure gauge and the pipe inflated. Caution tape must be on hand and ready to be installed.
Tanks Set - after placement of the tank, but prior to any finished site work or backfill. Any associated gas piping must have a pressure gauge and the piping inflated, prior to any pipe hookup to the tank or interior gas piping.
The following inspections are conducted prior to enclosing walls, floors, ceilings, etc:
Rough Plumbing - plumbing must have a pressure gauge and the pipes inflated
Blower Door Test pursuant to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code must be performed by a third party and results submitted to the Office of Building Safety.
Once the above inspections are completed, we will perform the final inspections for your project.
The Office of Building Safety will come out and conduct code-compliance inspections. Please be advised that these inspections will apply the most current codes and laws. Please contact us via email or phone (listed above) to schedule. There is an inspection fee of $100 that must be paid prior to the inspection.
The Building Official also acts as the Local Health Officer for the Town of Newmarket. Please contact the Office of Building Safety either by email or phone (listed above) to schedule an inspection. The Local Health Officer will apply the most current codes, laws, and ordinances while conducting inspections. There is an inspection fee of $100 that must be paid prior to the inspection.