• Purpose
  • Ordinances & Forms

Canaan's Building Inspector:

  • Assists in preparing, receiving and processing building permit applications
  • Advises on any additional permits needed, which may include:
    • Review by the Town's Historic District Commission
    • A Highway Department driveway permit
    • A site plan review or sub-division approval from the Planning Board
  • Advises about needed state permits including an on-site septic system design. Files of these designs are maintained by the Inspector.

Once completed, the Inspector issues certificates of occupancy and a 911 address.

What Canaan Ordinances Require:

Additional Requirements for Conditional Sites and Buildings:

Other Regulations & Permit Information:

Canaan Floodway and Floodplain Regulations

Canaan Junk Yard Enforcement

State of New Hampshire Bureaus & Regulations