Building Inspector


John Hennessy
Call: 603-523-4850 and leave a message to set up an appointment.

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.

If an Occupancy Permit is required by a lender, it also may be obtained from the Building Inspector.

Canaan Ordinances Require:

Canaan Junk Yard Enforcement
Additional Requirements for Conditional Sites and Buildings:

Other Regulations & Permit Information:

Canaan Floodway and Floodplain Regulations

State of New Hampshire Bureaus & Regulations