Zoning Ordinances and Building Codes
The Board of Selectmen has the authority to enforce the provisions of Town ordinances. The Board acts as the Zoning Enforcement Officer.
The Board of Selectmen has established the position of Building Inspector as provided in RSA 673:1, V. The Building Inspector has the authority to issue building permits as provided in RSA 676:11-13 and any certificates of occupancy as enacted pursuant to paragraph III, and to perform inspections as may be necessary to assure compliance with the building code. The Building Inspector receives applications, reviews construction documents and issue permits for the erection, and alteration, demolition and moving of buildings and structures, inspect the premises for which such permits have been issued and enforce compliance with the provisions of the Town Building Code.
Building and Demolition Permits
An owner or builder must submit a building permit application form to the Selectboard’s Office. A printed copy of the transcribed application form and copies of construction plans and any site plans are provided to the building inspector for further review and approval.
Applications for driveway permits must be submitted to the Town’s Road Agent.
Work in the Historic District
Portions of the village of Harrisville are subject to regulation in what is effectively an overlay Zoning District, through the Town body known as the Historic District Commission. This should not be confused with the independent and private organization know as Historic Harrisville, which controls the development of much private property by either outright ownership or controlling deed covenants.