Community Development

town_seal_colorWelcome to the Community Development Department’s web page!The Town of Hooksett is excited to introduce a new online system for Building Permits. This is an automated program for applying and paying for permits online. Here you may also view the status of your application as it is being processed and print out your permit after it is issued. Click here to go to the Code Enforcement page for more information on how to create an account and submit your permit application.

Community Development conducts reviews of all residential and commercial development proposals; provides staff support to the Planning Board; recommends revisions to the town’s Zoning Ordinance, Development Regulations for approval by the Planning Board, and/or Town Ballot vote, and Master Plan. The department also provides guidance to residents and developers.

Our goal is to make this a truly efficient process. Please view us as a resource. We strongly encourage you to meet with the Town Planner as your first step. The Community Development offices, on the second floor of the Town Hall, is also where you will find our Town Engineer.
Roles & responsibilities of the Community Development Division include:
  • Boundary Line Adjustment Plan Reviews
  • Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
  • Condominium Conversion Plan Reviews
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Development Regulation Promulgation and Amendment
  • Economic Development
  • Farmers' Market
  • GIS Mapping
  • Issuing Driveway and Roadway Excavation Permits
  • Long Range Planning
  • Lot Mergers
  • Master Plan Update
  • Site Plan Reviews
  • Site Plan Review Escrows
  • Subdivision Plan Reviews
  • Technical and Administrative support to the Planning Board
  • Technical Review Committee (TRC)
  • Zoning Ordinance Promulgation and Amendment
Hours of Operation:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM, Wednesday - 8:00AM - 6:30PM, Friday - 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Staff Contacts:

Name Title Phone
Kathy Lawrence Administrative Assistant (603) 485-4117
Bruce A. Thomas, P.E. Town Engineer (603) 419-4003
Katy Tounge Administrative Assistant (603) 485-4117
Elizabeth Robidoux Town Planner (603) 268-0458