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The Town of Amherst Building Inspector has the authority to inspect houses and commercial buildings to ensure compliance with the plans, standards and regulations, and check workmanship. People want to live and work in safe places, so the Building Inspector ensures that construction meets codified requirements.

Online Forms

To fill out an online Building & Property Services Complaint Form, for complaints under the Dangerous & Unsightly Premises Policy, Solid Waste Bylaw, Land-Use Bylaw, Building Bylaw or Minimal Standards for Residential Occupancies, please go to Building & Property Services Complaint Form.

To fill out an online application for a Building, Development or Demolition Permit, please go to Permit Application Form.


If you chose not to use the online forms and wish to download them to be printed, filled out and returned later in-person, via normal mail or email, please click on the links below. 

Deck Forms

If you are building a deck, one of the forms below must be printed, filled out and returned to the Town, with the building permit application, via regular mail or email.

NOTE: The design within the forms is for illustration and information purposes only. Each circumstance is unique, which may result in other designs being more applicable. The Town of Amherst is not liable for damages resulting from the design.

To request a building inspection, please contact:

Marc Buske, Building Official
Phone: 902-694-2318
Fax: 902-667-5409
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