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Permit Submission - Required Documents
Each of the specific permit applications supplied by this department lists the minimum required documents for each. The specifics for the documentation required by each permit is available in a separate package available upon request.
THE TOWN OF BEDFORD DOES NOT ISSUE FOUNDATION ONLY PERMITS

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION BY PERMIT:

NEW - 1 & 2 FAMILY STRUCTURES
• Two (2) complete sets of drawings (stamped by design professional when framing not in compliance with adopted code)
• Approved septic design or verification of sewer hookup.
• Approved Driveway permit
• Approved building lot
• Completed energy compliance form with calculations
• Heat loss calculations - needed to validate sizing of heating and cooling equipment
• Site plan with location of proposed structure.

NEW - ALL OTHER USE GROUPS
• Two (2) complete sets of complete drawings (to include architectural, structural, & mechanical plans stamped by design professional when required) with location of all required life safety devices.  The plans are also required to contain a complete code analysis to verify code compliance.
• Approved septic design or verification of sewer hookup.
• Site plan approved and signed by the planning board
• Completed energy compliance forms.
• Complete fire alarm submission for approval
• Complete sprinkler submission for approval

ADDITION OR REMODEL OF 1 & 2 FAMILY STRUCTURES
• Two (2) complete sets of drawings showing structure before remodel or addition and after remodel or addition
• Completed energy compliance form with calculations
• Approved septic design or verification of sewer hookup if increasing load on septic system.
• Plot plan-showing location of all existing structures on the property and their distances to all lot lines. Location of existing septic system (if applicable). NOTE: If the existing structure has been constructed since 1996 a copy of the original certified plot plan is required.

FINISHED BASEMENTS
• Two (2) complete sets of drawings showing basement area before and after remodel  (label all areas for intended use)
• Completed energy compliance form with calculations (available on web site - see permit application forms)
• Approved septic design or verification of sewer hookup if increasing load on septic system (adding bedroom) or installing a raw sewage ejector pump.
• Completed permit application.  (available on web site - see permit application forms)

REMODEL OR ADDITION ALL OTHER USE GROUPS
• Two (2) complete sets of drawings showing structure before remodel or addition and after remodel or addition
• Completed energy compliance form
• Approved septic design or verification of sewer hookup if changing use group from current use.
• Complete fire alarm submission for approval
• Complete sprinkler submission for approval
• Site plan approved and signed by the planning board.

NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM INSTALLATION
• Completed application form with all pertinent information completed.
• A State of NH DES approved septic design

STORAGE SHEDS, DECKS & PORCHES  
• Completed application form with all pertinent information.
• Plot plan-showing location of all existing structures on the property and their distances to all lot lines. Location of existing septic system (if applicable) and proposed location of new shed. NOTE: If the existing structure has been constructed since 1996 a copy of the original certified plot plan is required.
• Plan view of shed with dimensions (LxW) and a cross section detailing framing specifications.
• Foundation details when required (sheds over 200 sq. ft. must have support that goes below frost line - 48”).

SWIMMING POOLS  
• Plot plan-showing location of all existing structures on the property and their distances to all lot lines. Location of existing septic system (if Applicable) and proposed location of new swimming pool. NOTE: If the existing structure has been constructed since 1996 a copy of the original certified plot plan is required.
• Pool information regarding size, type of heater (if there is to be one), fuel storage for heater, pool construction, etc.
• Public pools and spas (as defined per DES rules Env-Wq 1100) copy of design approval from DES.

SIGNS
• Plot plan-showing location of all existing structures on the property and their distances to all lot lines.
• Location of proposed sign and its distances to the various lot lines.
• Two (2) sets of plans for the sign showing all dimensions, supports and source of illumination (if any) and material specifications.
• Location and sizes of any other existing signs currently located on the property or structures.

DEMOLITION PERMITS - Asbestos requirement click here    
  • Completed application form including second page for utility sign offs (where applicable)
  • Copy of asbestos evaluation
  • Copy of asbestos mitigation report

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Town of Bedford
Bedford Town Offices   24 North Amherst Road, Bedford, NH 03110      Phone: (603) 472-5242
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