Planning Department

UPDATE: The Town Hall is now OPEN 


Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 if you are still uneasy coming into the office you may still submit permit applications by mail or scan and email the applications to the Planning Department. Once the permit is approved, we will call and provide you with the cost. You can either mail a check made payable to the Town of Pelham or use a credit card over the phone (note: there is a 2.79% or minimum $1.50 convenience fee to pay by credit card).


If you are unable to submit your application by the methods listed above and still would rather not come in, there is a drop box in front of the Town Hall that you may leave applications. Any checks should be in an envelope marked "Planning Department". 


Links to Permit Applications


Building Permit Application

Building Permit Application New Dwelling

Electrical Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application

Gas Piping Permit


We can be reached at 603-635-7811. The email address to submit applications is [email protected]    




Temporary Outside Seating for Restaurants


On Tuesday May 26th, considering Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #40, the Pelham Planning Board voted to temporarily suspend its Site Plan oversight until such time as the Governor suspends his emergency orders.


Any restaurant owner interested in seeking permits for outside seating during the Covid 19 Pandemic, in compliance with Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #40, please read the following description of the permitting and Inspection process:


  1. A building permit is required from the Planning Department (no fee required)
  2. If a tent for the outside seating is planned, a tent permit is required from the Fire Department (no fee required)
  3. A safety inspection by the Health Officer, Fire Department, Police Department, Building Inspector and the Planning Director is required. This will be a single inspection with the Town Officials described above all in attendance (no fee required)
  4. Any planned signage or electrical work will require additional permits. Fees will be required for electrical or sign permits.

If you are interested in seeking approvals for temporary outside seating, please contact Jeff Gowan, Planning Director at 603-508-3084 or at [email protected].  He will answer any questions you may have and coordinate the safety inspection.


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Welcome to the Pelham New Hampshire Planning Department website.  Inside you will find information for the Planning Department, the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Conservation Commission, building application permits and forms, and Pelham's zoning ordinance and development regulations.  This site serves as a reference for a very active town Planning Department, and while every effort is made to keep it current, you should always refer directly to the Planning Department office if you have any questions.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Jeff Gowan Planning Director 603-635-7811
Jenn Beauregard Planner / Zoning Administrator 603-508-3085
John Lozowski Code Compliance Officer 603-508-3095
Kerry Zelonis Office Manager 603-508-3086
Jeannette Midgley Administrative Assistant 603-508-3000 ext. 3218