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The Department has a file on every property in Town. These files may contain any building, plumbing, and electrical permits, as well as any inspection reports for work done. We also may have information on your well and septic systems, your property boundaries, and the locations of any wetlands on your property.
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Yes, there is one 24 unit community. This community has a 62 years of age restriction.
Yes. Farm animals are allowed in the Rural and Residential Districts. You must follow the “Best Management Practices: Housing and Space Guidelines for Livestock” adopted by the Commissioner of Agriculture, the Rockingham County Conservation District and the UNH Cooperative Extension. The requirements for Agriculture can be found in Sections 602.1.1.2 and 603.1.2 of the Windham Zoning Ordinance.
A fence permit is required.
A building permit is needed for both and a licensed electrician needs to apply for an electric permit.
All construction in the Cobbetts Pond and Canobie Lake Watershed Protection District need to check with the Code Enforcement Officer to see if a Minor Watershed Application is required.
The Windham Fire Department 603-434-4907 issues these permits.
A building permit is required for both. You may need an electrical and plumbing permit as well. Call the building department for more information.
View full zoning requirements, or at the Community Development Department.
55 years of age with 3 minor exceptions: a care giver living with you, an employee of the complex or the HUD subsidized rental units.
The minimum requirements are 50,000 square feet with 175 feet of frontage, which are soil and slope dependent. The exception to these requirements are our open space developments, which require only 30,000 square feet and 60 feet of frontage.
A property owner has a general right to cut or remove trees on their property, as they wish. This is true whether the trees are located in or out of the road right-of-way, unless the Town or State holds title to the right-of-way. This is also true even if a road has been designated a ‘scenic road’.
Tree cutting in the Wetland and Watershed Protection District is permitted, however, any type of stump removal activity requires a Special Permit from the Town of Windham Planning Board.
Tree cutting and stump removal activities within the protected shoreland buffer are regulated by the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act. Under the CSPA, trees removed within the 50 foot waterfront buffer may be removed in accordance with a grid and point system, but stumps must remain intact within the ground. Trees removed within the 150 foot natural woodland buffer must comply with the unaltered state requirement. Stumps may be removed in this area, but any activity requiring mechanized equipment will require a shoreland impact permit.
Public utility companies and municipalities must follow certain procedures prior to cutting trees. For a utility, the law requires not only notice, but landowner permission. The Town may cut or remove any trees that interfere with public travel or are deemed a public nuisance. However, trees with a circumference of more than 15 inches at 4 feet off the ground generally cannot be cut until the owner is notified in writing.
Wetland and Watershed Protection District.
A special permit from the Planning Board is required for excavation, filling, drainage, stump removal, or otherwise altering the surface configuration of the land located in the WWPD.
Inspections are done daily, except during severe weather, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and require at least a 24 hour advance notice. To schedule an inspection please call the Community Development Department at 603-432-3806. In order to schedule an inspection we will need the address, permit number, and the Map, Block and Lot number. The building inspector will not enter an occupied home to do an inspection unless someone is onsite.