Community Development
Building Better Together

Community Development

To develop and implement community based strategies to enhance economic opportunity, build strong neighborhoods, protect Keene’s environment and natural resources and ensure a dynamic framework for quality growth and development while providing professional advice and technical expertise to promote and protect health, safety and the environment.

Apply for Building Permits Online

Click here or visit the link below to either:

  • Apply for a Building Permit Online; or,
  • Submit a Complaint or Violation / Search Existing Cases 

Land Development Code (LDC)

(Effective September 1, 2021)

The LDC and updated Zoning Map are available at: ​   

The LDC is Chapter 100 of the City Code of Ordinances, and contains most local regulations concerning the use and development of land and buildings (e.g. zoning, site plan & subdivision regulations, historic district, floodplain, public improvement standards, earth excavation). 



The following link below will provide useful information on flood insurance, protecting your home from flood damage as well as how to find out if you're in the flood plain. 



Location, Contact & Hours

City Hall, 4th Floor
3 Washington St.
Keene, NH 03431

P: (603)-352-5440

8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

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Directions to City Hall

Public Notices

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting is Monday, December 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm in City Hall, Second floor, Council Chambers.

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