Building Inspector

Sherrill Zani


Sherrill Zani 523-4501 Ext. 103


Monday–Friday 8am – 4pm, The office will be closed on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day
Civil Rights Day
President’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day

Columbus Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Last work day before Christmas
Please see Directory/Office hours for other Closings

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