Building Inspector

Building Inspector & Code Enforcement Officer
Gary Gauthier [Liaison] & Celia Otero

Phone: (603) 968-4432
Fax: (603) 968-3776


The Building Inspector is responsible for all permits and inspections, including permits for building, electrical work, plumbing, driveways, heating, roofing, demolition and foundation work.

  • Receives applications and fees for the erection and/or alteration of buildings
  • Issues or denies permits, based on the compliance of the proposed project with the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Ashland and all other Town and State ordinances and regulations
  • Regularly inspects buildings during the process of erection or alteration
  • Brings to the attention of the Board of Selectmen any violation of applicable Town ordinances and takes such action in the enforcement of ordinances as may be directed by the Selectmen
  • Acts in cooperation with the fire authorities in any matter in which their duties as prescribed by law may coincide or conflict
  • Examines and, if necessary, orders the repair, vacancy or demolition of unsafe buildings and structures

State of NH Adopted Building and Fire Codes (updated March 2019)

Inspection Requirements Guidebook (updated August 2019) for Multi-Family Residential Dwellings and 1 & 2 Family Rental Units

  • The purpose of this guidebook is to provide the owners and prospective owners of multi-family dwellings general information regarding their responsibiities in providing quality, affordable and safe residential housing in Ashland.

Factsheet — NH Building and Fire Codes (2014)


Electrical Inspector: Contact the Building Inspector

Plumbing Inspector: Contact the Building Inspector

Driveway Inspector: Craig Moore, Public Works Director, (603) 968-3166

Life Safety Inspector: Steve Heath, Fire Chief, (603) 968-7772


DOCUMENT: Building Regulations (updated 3/2018)
FORM: Permit Fees  (updated 5/6/19)
: Building Permit Application — Residential  (updated 5/6/19)
FORM: Building Permit Applicaton — Commercial (updated 5/6/19)
Driveway Permit (updated 11/16)