The purpose of these departments are to provide minimum standards for the protection of life, limb, health, property and environment, for the safety and welfare of the consumer and general public.
The Town of Enfield requires building permits for any construction or repairs, other than ordinary repairs. The voters adopted the 2000 International Building Codes and the 2000 International Residential Codes in 2002. The purpose of adopting a comprehensive building code is to assure current and future occupants of the home that the work done on the property is correct. It is the responsibility of the Building Inspector to inspect the work to ensure that the work meets the minimum requirements of the Code. If you are unsure if you need a building permit please contact the Building Inspector; he will be happy to assist you. A building permit must be obtained from the Building Inspector before you begin work.
The Building Permit Procedure will guide you through the building permit process and includes a list of the fees that are charged.
When you are planning your building project, you may have questions about zoning such as required lot sizes or set back requirements. Information about these and other zoning questions can be answered by the Building Inspector, the Planning/Zoning Administrator or can be found in the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.
If you have any building or zoning questions the Building, Planning & Zoning Departments will be happy to assist you. It is better to ask the question now than to make a costly mistake.