Inspection Department, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Phone: (603) 610-7243 Fax: (603) 427-1593

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Inspection Department Business Hours

The inspectors maintain daily office hours between 8 AM to 10 AM, afternoon appointments by schedule (Monday - Thursday). Please note we will be closing at 1 pm on Fridays. During that time they conduct plan review; issue electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits; consult with clients and answer construction code questions.

Building permits (including fire protection systems), and sign permits are applied for and issued anytime during normal city hall business hours. These permits are a two-step process with an application being submitted first, plan review conducted, and the permit issued at a later date.

Required inspections are scheduled between 10:15 AM to noon and between 2:15 PM to 4:30 PM. Special inspections, outside the hours listed above, are scheduled on an as needed basis and are usually done to accommodate the special needs of a particular project.

For complex project consultation it's best to schedule an appointment with the respective inspector(s). Appointments are typically scheduled during the office hours listed above but can be scheduled anytime during the day with enough advanced notice.

Contact Information

Chief Building Inspector:
Robert Marsilia
Tel: (603) 610-7261

Asst. Building Inspector:
Paul Garand
Tel: (603) 610-7263

Brian Kiely
Tel: (603) 610-7264

John Plourde
Tel: (603) 610-7265

Administrative Clerk:
Mary-Lou Giaimo
Tel: (603) 610-7243

Portsmouth City Hall
Inspection Department
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Tel: (603) 610 - 7243
Fax: (603) 427-1593