The Building Department's responsibilities include the protection of the health, safety and welfare of Goshen residents through the enforcement of state and local laws, by-laws and regulations.
The Department issues permits for all types of construction including all public and private buildings. They also issue permits for additions and alterations of buildings, for installations of pools, sheds, garages and other such improvements to properties.
The Building Inspector is required to perform periodic inspections for those businesses and buildings that are required to obtain a Certificate of Inspection.
The Building Inspector also serves as the Town's Zoning Enforcement Officer. To report violations of zoning laws, by-laws, and regulations, send a written complaint to the Building Inspector at the email address to the left.
The Zoning By-Laws can be found in the documents table below and are also available from the Town Clerk for a nominal charge.
Applications for permits are listed below as documents and can by viewed, downloaded & printed from this website. They can also be picked up at the Town Office Building foyer. Completed applications should be mailed to the address in the sidebar.
Messages received Monday through Friday by 1 pm will be responded to by 5 pm.
֎ Building Department Documents
Application for Permit to Perform Electrical Work - revised 1-2007
Building Department Fee Schedule Effective 2021-09-01
Building Permit Application - Commercial
Building Permit Application Residential - Updated 2023-02-23
Fiber Optic Connection Costs & Considerations When Planning Renovations Or Construction
Mandatory Fall Protection Requirements for Roofing Contractors
Wood Stove Installation Application