This Division enforces the Connecticut State Building Code and issues building and trade permits for a wide variety of activities. Click here to learn what activity on your property requires a permit.
Effective April 5, 2021 the Building Inspection Division will be open for public visits and will be accepting permit applications by in-person visits and by e-mail as outlined below:
Monday through Friday –8:00 am to 1:00 PM
Permit application submissions:
Click here to see which permit applications can be filed in-person and which are required to be filed by e-mail.
Permit Record Room – Public Hours Effective April 5, 2021:
APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED and will have preference - Open to public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 12pm.
SAVE YOURSELF A TRIP - Many requests can be handled by e-mail. Send requests for surveys, permit reports, building plans and copies of C.O.s to: email@example.com.
*Schedule appointments for viewing and copying of files using the same e-mail. Title searchers and attorneys are required to have scheduled appointments.
Trade Permits – [Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC]
Click here to see which trade permits are eligible for filing by e-mail and those required to be filed in-person.
click here for instructions and forms for filing on-line.
Permit Application Forms - Click Here
Changes to Building Permit and Inspection Process
Click here to learn more about the new permit management software that will replace the current system.
Inspections are made by building, electrical, plumbing and HVAC inspectors at critical stages of construction to ensure compliance with all applicable codes.
- Effective April 8, 2019 new fees will be charged for Special Events permits requiring inspection outside of regular business hours. Click here for more information.
- New Public Act 12-184 - Effective October 1, 2012 (PDF): This is an Act concerning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and alarms in residential dwellings during renovations.
- New Residential Generator Inspection Guidelines - Effective March 1, 2012 (PDF)
Construction Activity / Code Questions
Contact Building Inspection Division staff at 203-992-8910 or email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.