Engineering Permits & Fees

Permit Applications

Contractors interested in obtaining Engineering Permits should apply as soon as possible and applications must be submitted in accordance with the City’s Permit Regulations. Permit applications and the regulations are available on the new Citizen Self Service (CSS) Permit Portal.  Permit applications must be received a minimum of four business days prior to the proposed activity. Once issued and approved, the permit term is valid for thirty days and the permit must be renewed before the end of the term, if the work is not complete within the 30 days. 

Permit Applications are to be submitted electronically though the new CSS Permit Portal.  A complete application must be submitted. Incomplete applications will be denied. Complete applications include:

  • All information requested on the forms
  • Submission of plans, if necessary
  • Original signatures
  • Financial guarantee, if necessary
  • Certificate of insurance, if necessary
  • Application fees
Permit Type
& Application
Additional Information
Driveway Permit
Permits for new drives may also be applied for at time of building permit applications with the Code and Building Services Division (City Hall Annex).
$75 - $225
Encumbrance Permit
Additional fees will be charged by the Concord Police Department for the encumbrance of metered or time restricted parking spaces. Please contact the Concord Police Department Parking Enforcement Office at 603-225-8640 for details.
Monitoring Wells Permit
View or download the permit regulations (PDF).
Street Excavation Permit
View or download the permit regulations (PDF).
$255 plus
Utility Connection Permit
No additional information is necessary.
$255 plus

Permit applications become finalized permits only upon receipt of an authorizing city signature and assignment of a permit number.

Utility & Site Inspection

The Engineering Services Division (ESD) is charged with the construction inspection of all privately and publicly funded public improvements. ESD responsibilities include:

  • Inspecting and approving all new or reconstructed public improvements and utility mains (i.e., streets, roadways, sidewalks, curbing, bridges, water, sanitary sewer and storm drains)
  • Inspecting and approving all new or reconstructed service connections to these public utilities
  • Assisting the Community Planning Division on the inspection of private site improvements as required by the City Planning Board

The ESD inspects the construction of these service connections, public improvements, and site improvements for compliance with city and state standards and regulations to help safeguard public health and safety and to ensure that a quality long lasting product is obtained.