All inspections require 24 hour notice.
Building Inspector available by telephone Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm.
Building Inspector: John E. Moreau, Jr. 770-6818
Fire Department, 642-3141
The governing building codes in East Kingston are those of the 2003 International Code Council and the NFPA Life Safety Code.
Permits are required for in-home Occupation / Business.
When is a building permit required?
- For any demolition.
- For any swimming pool, except those that are dismantled each season.
- For any renovation, addition or new construction over $1000 including labor and materials.
- For any substantive change that does not involve replacement in-kind, e.g. installation of vinyl siding over existing siding or in place of old siding.
When is a building permit NOT required?
- minor alterations with a cost of less than $1,000 including labor and materials, repairs and general upkeep of existing buildings with a cost of less than $1,000 including labor and materials, e.g. replacement of in-kind roofing.