Litchfield Online Building Permits – Step-by-Step Process

Please use the following link Online Building Permits to start the process.

Step 1.

Please select and set up a collaborator page that will gather all the needed contact information required for us to move forward on the permitting process. A good working email is a key item needed to use the system. After submitting the collaborator request the system will email you a verification email PLEASE be on the lookout for this email, search all your folders if you don’t see it almost immediately, look in junk and spam folders, and check your settings to allow this email verification. Without this verification, you cannot proceed any further in the system, and we see nothing on our side of the system until you do. Do not try to use the system until you know you have received and accepted the email verification; you will not be able to complete any permit requests. 

Step 2.

The system requires credentials for all users this basically is the system looking to verify that you are a licensed tradesman or contractor. New Hampshire is a “live free or die” state that allows contractors of non-trade-related work and homeowners to perform work without licenses. This creates a new dynamic in the system so only licensed trades contractors will be required to download and prove their licensing. General contractors will apply for general contractor credentials and homeowners will apply for homeowner contractor credentials. None of the fields regarding insurance are required to be filled. You will submit your application for credentials then wait for our approval of credentials. Again please do not try to use the system until your credentials are approved you will not be able to complete the permit request. 

Step 3.

Once your credentials are approved you will be able to use the permitting module. Select the request for a new job/ permit module. Then select the permit type that best fits your job or trade. Complete the requested information that is required and is denoted with an asterisk after the field. All other fields are not required but if you know the answer to the field please answer the field. These permits serve a variety of jobs and not all information will pertain to your job. Please note if the permit asks for a detailed plan one will need to be downloaded to the application. Any job that requires a change in footprint on the lot will require a plot plan drawing showing the change, this may be required to be certified engineer stamped drawing as well. Once you feel you have completed the application to the best of your abilities submit the application for review. You will need to wait at this point for our approval of the application. Please do not try to print permits or other functions until you have received your approvals. Once approved you will receive the invoice for the permit fees if any are applicable to your job. You should be able to pay the required fees online if you choose with a credit card(online only) or at your choice come to the town hall or mail a check to us with a self-addressed stamped envelope for us to mail your permits back. Please include a copy of the invoice or invoice number with payments

This is just a brief overview of the process but hopefully, it addresses some of the issues you may encounter along the way. You can reach out to the building department for any further assistance you may need at 603-424-4046 or Jeffrey Blackwell, Building Inspector at 603.424.4046 extension 1239.

Downloadable Version of the Step by Step Process

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