Building Safety and Codes

In our everyday lives we all rely on the safety of structures. There is a public need for protection from disaster caused by fire, structural collapse, and general deterioration of the structure. This is the fundamental reason behind the need for building codes and their administration. The intent of the building inspectors is to provide the highest level of expertise possible to protect, life safety, property, and environment through effective plans review and inspection process to ensure code compliance.

As of July 1, 2022 the State of NH has addopted the 2018 ICC codes, 2020 NEC and 2018 NFPA 101 & 1 codes.  The City of Claremont has adopted the following codes with any amendments, revisions and re-adoptions in accordance with amendments adopted by the state building code, rules, or local regulations. For a full list of New Hampshire adopted codes click here.

Lead Paint and Healthy Homes

Sullivan County NH was awarded a $1.7 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead-paint and healthy housing issues in units occupied by low-income households.

Click here to find out more about lead testing and removal in your home and water.