Our mission is to provide reasonable and enforceable building, land use codes and ordinances that promote orderly development of our community; to enforce such ordinances in an equitable, professional and timely manner; to promote public awareness and understanding of the codes and ordinances, and to continually maintain and update existing codes and ordinances in order to maintain the health, safety and well being of the citizens of Bow.


  • Receive applications for Building Permits
  • Verify compliance with applicable regulations and codes
  • Issue permits
  • Conduct inspections
  • Respond to building code complaints
  • Issue Certificates of Occupancy and Use


Proposed Zoning Amendment to Article 14.03 is in effect as of January 11, 2019 (pending Town Meeting vote in March). The new requirement is to provide a plot plan that shall be prepared and certified by a licensed land surveyor for permits for any new residence. The full text of the ZO Article with the proposed new language could be found here


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