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Building Safety Month

 

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The Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for the administration of the Town's Zoning Ordinance and adopted building codes in a professional manner, providing customer service to residents and applicants seeking permits, inspections, and general information relative to properties and land development.  

Areas of Service:

  • Issuance of permits for building construction and miscellaneous work
  • Inspections for construction and miscellaneous work for compliance with building and zoning regulations
  • Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy and Certificates of Compliance
  • Investigations for building, zoning and site complaints with enforcement actions as required
  • Maintain records for building and property activity
  • Provide assistance and property inquiries 

 

                     May is Building Safety Month

Watch this Video Prepared by ICC for BSM 2017

                   https://youtu.be/CzLe11G1aPI

Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

Each week of May we will highlight a new theme for Building Safety Month.  Check back each week to learn more.

                                       

                                              Week # 3

Managing the Damage -  Preparing for Natural Disasters.

Build to Code

Although you have little control over the occurrence of hazards in your community, mitigation efforts such as building code adoption and enforcement is one of the strongest strategies jurisdictions can take to protect a community against the effects of natural hazards. Mitigation increases occupant health and safety during a disaster, protects the local tax base, ensures continuity of essential services, and supports more rapid recovery from disasters.

The development and widespread adoption of building codes is beneficial in that it has created a uniform regulatory environment in which design professionals and contractors are held to a set of standards adopted by and applicable to the jurisdiction in which they work. More importantly, building codes provide you, your family, and your community protection in the event of a natural disaster.

What are Building Codes?

Building regulation in the United States began in the late 1800s when major cities began to adopt and enforce building codes in response to large fires in densely populated urban areas. The primary intent of early building codes was to reduce the fire risk, but over time, their scope has broadened. Today, building codes are sets of regulations that address structural integrity, fire resistance, safe exits, lighting, ventilation, and construction materials. They specify the minimum requirements to safeguard the health, safety, and general welfare of building occupants.

To learn more about building codes, check out FEMA’s Building Codes Toolkit. 

https://www.fema.gov/building-codes-toolkit

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Carrie Rouleau-Côté Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer (603) 483-5052 ext.3
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