The purpose of the Building Code is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment, and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.
It is highly recommended that you bring your Building Permit Applications in person to Town Hall, Monday – Friday, when the Building Inspector may be present and he can review the application in person. Please feel free to contact the office to ensure the Inspector will be in the office that day and at what time. Thank you.
IMPORTANT: The owner of the property must sign the Building Permit Application and/or a signed Contract must be included. You may not begin work until the Building Inspector has approved your building permit application.
IMPORTANT: For all permit applications for exterior siding work: Applicants must contact the Department of Public Works Water Department prior to the issuance of a Building Permit for siding repair/replacement/installation due to the water meter.
New Form: Permitting Instruction Sheet
As of July 2017 there is an updated handout for homeowners and contractors as to what would be required in order to obtain approval of a Building Permit Application and the expected process in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Occupancy.
New Form: Complaint/Concern Form
As of July 2017 there is a new form to submit if you are a citizen of Hamilton and have a concern, complaint regarding a Hamilton property which you would like the Building Department to investigate. Once you have submitted the form to the Building Department the Building Inspector will complete an investigation. The form may be found on this web page under Permit Applications & Fees.
Plan ahead when submitting a Building Permit Application. You may need to visit the Fire Department to have a Permit for Rubbish Container Form signed and at a minimum the Assessor (office located on the first floor of Town Hall) will need to approve the map and lot numbers on the form. Thank you.
Many of the applications and forms you may need may be found to the left of this web page under BROWSE – Permit Applications & Fees and there are many interesting & helpful links to other web sites listed below.