Building Inspector

Contact:Judy Newman-Rogers - Administrative Assistant - Board of Selectmen
Tom Baye - Building Inspector
Address:5 East Main Street
PO Box 265
Warner NH 03278
Phone:603-456-2298 x1
603-848-5750 (Tom Baye)
Hours:8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mon-Thu

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:

Driveway PermitsBefore beginning construction and after installationTim Allen
Director of Public Works
Proposed boiler/heating system, review of plans by the Fire ChiefBefore and after installationEd 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 any inspections.

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