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WHY A BUILDING PERMIT?
The Building Permit is issued by the Building Inspector and is the first step in the building process. A building permit serves as formal and legal permission to start a construction project. The issuance of a building permit indicates that plans for a new structure, addition, renovation, foundation, fireplace, prefabricated structure, temporary building are in compliance with building codes and zoning laws, and where necessary, have approval from the Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the Selectmen’s Office and pick up the Building Permit after it has been filled out completely.
All commercial buildings, new additions over 300 square feet, and multifamily dwellings (more than 2 units), are subject to a Site Plan Review (from the Planning Board) and may require a special exception (from the Zoning Board of Adjustment).
All new buildings and additions must meet the set back requirements of the Zoning Ordinance and meet flood plain and lake shore protection issues.