Zoning Ordinances and Building Codes

The Select Board has the authority to enforce the provisions of Town ordinances, a current copy of which can be found here Harrisville Zoning Ordinances March 2021

The Select Board also acts as the Zoning Enforcement Officer. Click here to see Ordinances related to Building Code Enforcement. 2014_08_12_11_37_56 ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO CODE ENFORCEMENT APRIL 2011

The Board of Selectmen has established the position of Building Inspector as provided in RSA 673:1, V. The Building Inspector has the authority to issue building permits as provided in RSA 676:11-13 and any certificates of occupancy as enacted pursuant to paragraph III, and to perform inspections as may be necessary to assure compliance with the building code. The Building Inspector receives applications, reviews construction documents and issues permits for the erection, alteration, demolition and moving of buildings and structures, inspects the premises for which such permits have been issued, and enforces compliance with the provisions of the town building code.

Building and Demolition Permits
An owner or builder must submit a building permit application to the Selectboard Office.  Applications can be found here: Building Permit Application Form. Completed application forms and copies of construction plans and any site plans must be provided to the building inspector for further review and approval.

Driveway Permits
Applications for driveway permits  must be submitted to the Town’s Road Agent.

Work in town Historic Districts
Portions of the village of Harrisville are subject to regulation in what is effectively an overlay Zoning District, through the Town body known as the Historic District Commission.  This should not be confused with the independent and private organization know as Historic Harrisville, which controls the development of certain historic district properties through outright ownership or controlling deed covenants.

Health Officer Updates
Tips for beating the heat: If you don’t have AC, keep doors and windows closed to lower indoor temperature; Stay hydrated; Avoid vigorous outdoor activity; See shelter with AC if getting uncomfortable; Call 911 if experiencing heat stroke symptoms.  Feel free to call Town Offices with any questions. 827-3431 (ext 1)

At Home Covid Test Kits – Visit https://special.usps.com/testkits to order free at home test kits. Limit- 4 per household.

Covid Vaccination Walk In Clinic Informationhttps://www.cheshiremed.org/patients-visitors/covid-19-vaccination Vaccination registration is available through www.vaccines.nh.gov or call 2-1-1 for guidance.

Building Inspector

Mike Wilder
Tel: 603-827-3019

Health Officer

David Belknap, Health Officer
Tel: 603-313-3922
Mike Wilder, Deputy Health Officer

Related Forms & Documents

Summary of Building Codes

Download Document

Building Permit Application

Building Permit Application Form

Driveway Permit Application

Download Document

Policy on Issuance of Building Permits on Class VI and Private Roads (2015)

2015_12_15_11_34_37 Issuance of Building Permits on Class VI and Private Roads November 5 2015