Before any plumbing work is done or any additions are made to old work, excepting necessary repairs, a plumbing permit must be obtained from the Public Works. Plumbing permits will be issued only to New Hampshire Licensed Master Plumbers. (See "Self Plumbing" exception below). A current plumbing license must be displayed each time a permit is issued. All permits must be obtained prior to the start of work or a 100% permit fee penalty will be applied.
The fee for a plumbing permit is based on the number and types of fixtures.
Lavatory (1 1/4")
Shower or Tub
Floor Drain - 2" trap
Floor Drain - 3" trap
Floor Drain - 4" trap
Homeowners desiring to do their own plumbing work must obtain approval from the Director and/or the Plumbing Inspector. Homeowners must have the skills required for this work.
All plumbing must be inspected by Public Works. New construction requires 2 inspections:
The "slab" or "underground" inspection
The "rough-in" inspection prior to installation of sheet rock/wallboard.
Remodeling work will be inspected one time.
The plumber must be present for all inspections.
The Plumbing Inspector can be reached at 603-528-6379.
Plumbing inspections need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
No plumbing inspections are scheduled on Fridays.
Modular homes will be subject to traditional air/water tests by the DPW plumbing inspector.
Online Permit Application
To submit an application for a Plumbing Permit, click here.