Building Departments in Dover, New Hampshire

There are 4 Building Departments in Dover, New Hampshire, serving a population of 30,901 people in an area of 27 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 7,725 people, and 1 Building Department per 6 square miles.

In New Hampshire, Dover is ranked 38th of 311 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 36th of 311 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Dover Building Departments

Find Dover, New Hampshire building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Dover City Building Department 262 6th Street Dover, NH

Dover Permits 288 Central Avenue Dover, NH

Dover Planning Department 288 Central Avenue Dover, NH

Dover Zoning 288 Central Avenue Dover, NH

About the Dover Building Department

Building Departments in Dover, NH are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Dover DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Dover, New Hampshire building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Dover building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Dover, NH zoning laws and requirements

Dover Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Dover Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Dover Residential Housing Units
 DoverStrafford County
Total Housing Units13,98953,502
Occupied Housing Units13,180 (94.2%)48,548 (90.7%)
Dover Occupied Residential Buildings
 DoverStrafford County
Single-Family Detached Homes5,843 (44.3%)27,509 (56.7%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,083 (8.2%)2,308 (4.8%)
2 Apartments982 (7.5%)2,963 (6.1%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,458 (11.1%)3,847 (7.9%)
5 to 9 Apartments807 (6.1%)2,632 (5.4%)
10 or More Apartments2,618 (19.9%)4,589 (9.5%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing389 (3.0%)4,700 (9.7%)
Dover Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 DoverStrafford County
2014 or Later247 (1.9%)596 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013301 (2.3%)1,260 (2.6%)
2000 to 20091,450 (11.0%)6,796 (14.0%)
1980 to 19993,100 (23.5%)13,102 (27.0%)
1960 to 19793,022 (22.9%)10,342 (21.3%)
1940 to 19592,180 (2,180.0%)6,416 (6,416.0%)
1939 or Earlier2,880 (21.9%)10,036 (20.7%)
Dover Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 DoverStrafford County
1 Room103 (0.8%)641 (1.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms8,914 (67.6%)34,189 (70.4%)
4 or 5 Rooms5,087 (38.6%)18,316 (37.7%)
6 or 7 Rooms3,568 (27.1%)14,788 (30.5%)
8 or More Rooms2,199 (16.7%)9,327 (19.2%)
Dover Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 DoverStrafford County
No Bedroom147 (1.1%)720 (1.5%)
1 Bedroom1,910 (14.5%)5,117 (10.5%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms8,914 (67.6%)34,189 (70.4%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,209 (16.8%)8,522 (17.6%)
Dover Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 DoverStrafford County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities13,090 (99.3%)47,979 (98.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities13,059 (99.1%)48,045 (99.0%)