Building, Zoning, and Licensing Services

Our Mission

The Department of Building, Zoning, and Licensing Services is dedicated to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare through affordability, structural strength, means of egress facilities, sanitation, light and ventilation, energy conservation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

It Is Our Vision

That we will be a leader in public safety, health and general welfare, to enhance the quality of life in our jurisdiction.


The Department of Building, Zoning, and Licensing Services strives for pro-active enforcement of all national codes, State regulations, and City ordinances as adopted through NH State Statutes and mandated by City Zoning and Building regulations.  The following outlines areas of responsibility:

  • -Assure the compliance of the Building Code and 1&2 Family Dwelling Code as well as Plumbing, Energy, Mechanical, Electrical and Life Safety Codes(via RFD) for all residential and commercial properties within the City
  • License, inspect and regulate food service establishments for compliance with the State of NH rules for safe food handling for the protection of the public
  • Investigate citizen complaints relative to rental housing and enforce the property maintenance code
  • Investigate all other citizen complaints under which the Department of Building, Zoning, and Licensing Services has authority

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Jim Grant Director