Building Ordinance


ARTICLE 9. Permit

  • 9.1 thru 9.1.4
    • 9.1 – A building permit must be obtained from the Planning Board BEFORE construction is begun on any NEW structure and before an existing structure is moved to a new site.
    • 9.1.1 –Stand alone structures of less than 100 square feet in area and less than 10 feet in height shall not require a building permit.
    • 9.1.2 –Application for permits shall be submitted in writing on forms obtained from the Town Clerk.
    • 9.1.3 –The completed application shall be returned to the Town Clerk accompanied by a permit fee for compensation of the Code Enforcement Officer and expenses of the Planning Board.
    • 9.1.4 –Costs of direct expenses (including, but not limited to certified mail and newspaper advertisements) shall be paid by the applicant.

  • 9.2 – Remodeling, if done over the existing foundation, does not require a permit unless done for seasonal conversion.

  • 9.3 thru 9.3.4
    • 9.3.1 -STRUCTURES
      Containing the primary activity of a lot. Permits secured from
      Residential PB & LPI
      Commercial PB *
      Industrial PB *
      Recreational PB *
      Seasonal Conversion PB * LPI  3
    • 9.3.2 -OTHER
      Campgrounds PB & LPI
      Public Facilities PB *
      Sewage Disposal PB * LPI
      Subdivisions PB
      Spreading of Stabilized Sludge PB
      Auxiliary to permitted use PB
      LPI if applicable
      Rebuilding, remodeling, and redesigning to be habitual year-round.

  • 9.4 – Plumbing Permit Required Prior to Building Permit
    No building permit shall be issued for any structure or use involving the construction, installation, or alteration of Plumbing facilities unless a permit for such facilities has been secured by the applicant or his authorized agent. The plumbing permit must accompany the application to the Planning Board or no action can be taken on the application.

  • 9.5 – Procedure for Administering Permits
    Within 30 days of the date of receiving a written application, the Planning Board or the Code Enforcement Officer shall notify the applicant in writing either that the application is a complete application or, if the application is incomplete, the specific additional material needed to make it complete, Permits shall not be denied if the proposed use is found to be in conformance with the provisions of this ordinance. Permits may be made subject to reasonable conditions to ensure conformity with the purposes and provisions of this ordinance. If a permit is denied, the reasons for the denial shall be stated in writing. An appeal to the Board of Appeals from approval or denial of a permit shall be made within 30 days of the approval or denial.

  • 9.6
    Permits granted are valid for two years for completing the approved activity.