Building Safety Department

The Building Safety Department accepts permit applications for review and approval of construction documents including building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing plans. The Department is responsible for conducting inspections on permitted work.

Special Notice: As of June 7, 2021

The Community Development offices, including the Department of Building Safety, will re-open to the public for project submittals, permit applications and obtaining permits. The Permit Technician counter will be open daily Monday- Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Permits Submittals

Residential permit applications and (2) sets of plans can be submitted electronically by email to permits@nashuanh.gov, by mail, by placing applications into the after-hours drop box located at the Elm Street entrance to City Hall or in person at City Hall. Payments for permit fees will continue to be by mail, drop box, by credit card over the phone or in person at City Hall.

Commercial permit applications require three (3) plan sets to be submitted to the Department of Building Safety. Plan submittals can be submitted with 3 sets of paper plans by mail, by placing applications into the after-hours drop box located at the Elm Street entrance to City Hall or in person at City Hall. Commercial plan submittals can also be by two (2) sets of paper plans submitted and one (1) set electronically by email to permits@nashuanh.gov.  Payments for permit fees will continue to be by mail, drop box, by credit card over the phone  or in person at City Hall.

Email all permit requests to the Permit Technicians here.

To request an inspection (three options, pick one):

Nashua also offers a Remote/ Virtual Inspection (RVI) 

The Department of Building Safety provides the RVI to better serve you. Using a minimum 4G tablet or smartphone you can coordinate with our inspectors, over several different applications, to conduct a remote inspection guided by one of our team. The program at this time is geared to specific types of inspections that are eligible, but for those applicable inspections, it can save you valuable time. 

Mission Statement
The primary mission of the Department of Building Safety is to safeguard the public, promote the health, safety and welfare of the City of Nashua through the fair and equal administration of the building codes of the State of New Hampshire and the City of Nashua. 

Vision

The Department of Building Safety is committed to providing quality services in a professional manner through equitable treatment of all applicants for permits, inspections, information and to provide assistance to other departments, boards and commissions.


Permit Submittals
Request Inspection

City of Nashua Improvement Permit GIS Map



Want to know what construction is going on in your city? The Department of Building Safety's GIS Map can help.
GIS Projects Map shows current permits and permits for the past three years.

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Current Adopted Codes with Amendments

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