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Guidelines for Obtaining Board Of Health Approval Prior To Building Permit
Form 1.0 Application

REASON AND AUTHORITY:

Norfolk Board of Health Regulations – No building construction for additions or alterations to existing buildings served by on-site wastewater disposal systems, or changes of use, or increases in design flow shall be allowed or shall proceed until the Board of Health has reviewed the proposal and issued an approval. For these situations, the applicant shall complete a "Form 1.0" and pay an application fee as may be set by the BOH from time to time.

MINOR ADDITIONS/RENOVATIONS TO SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS:

Board of Health review and approval is necessary prior to obtaining a building permit for the following projects:

Decks, screen porches, breezeways, interior room renovations with no change in building footprint, windows, chimneys, bathrooms (as long as the wastewater flows by gravity to the septic tank, and no pumping is involved), accessory storage buildings or garages, residential swimming pools.

The fee is $15.00, payable to the Town of Norfolk, for the review of these projects and the applicant must complete and submit to the Board of Health the Form 1.0 application along with a plot plan showing the location of the proposed structure and the location of the existing septic system*.  

MORE COMPLEX PROJECTS:

Board of Health review and approval is necessary prior to obtaining a building permit for the following projects:

Enclosed porches (including sunrooms or 3-season rooms), finished basement rooms or the creation of any room within the existing building, or any additions made to the existing building.

For these projects, it is necessary to submit a floor plan of the entire building before and after construction along with the Form 1.0 application, the plot plan showing the location of proposed structure and the location of the existing septic system* and a fee of $25.00, payable to the Town of Norfolk.  

*It is expected that any construction will not encroach upon the septic system and that the septic system has not failed.


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