Zoning Compliance & Enforcement

Permits for Construction

If you are a builder, developer or a homeowner who wants to build, renovate, remodel or demolish/remove any structures please acquire a Zoning Compliance Permit. 

Please see the fee schedule for details on fees.

Approved Zoning Compliance Applications are valid for 2 years from the date of approval.

The Town requires a Zoning Compliance Application form for assessing purposes and does not require Town building inspections or issue occupancy permits. The purpose of a Zoning Compliance Application is to help ensure zoning compliance as directed in the Zoning Ordinance, ensure construction complies with applicable local, state and federal laws and codes, helps protect property values town-wide and ensures that assessments represent "fair and equitable taxation."

Applications for Commercial Development, Multi-family Dwellings and Home Occupations shall be reviewed and approved by the Thornton Planning Board prior to an application for construction being submitted to the Board of Selectmen, as required by Regulations and the Zoning Ordinance. Please contact the Planning Director for details.



Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Roy Sabourn Zoning Enforcement Selectmen's Representative (603) 726-8168
Desiree L. Mahurin Zoning Compliance Permit Contact (603) 726-4232