This Division enforces the Connecticut State Building Code and issues building and trade permits for a wide variety of activities. To view the State building code that applies to your permit, click HERE.
To view what activity on your property requires a permit, click HERE.
Monday through Friday –8:00 am to 1:00 PM
Building Permit application submissions:
Click here to see which building applications can be filed in-person and which are required to be filed by e-mail.
Inspections are made by building, electrical, plumbing and HVAC inspectors at critical stages of construction to ensure compliance with all applicable codes.
Since October 18, 2021 all inspection requests must be scheduled through City Squared.
Changes to Inspection Process
As of October 18, 2021 all inspection requests must be scheduled through City Squared. Click here to learn more about the new permit management software that requires you to schedule inspections through City Squared.
CLICK HERE for instructions on how to schedule through City Squared.
Permit Record Room – Public Hours :
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.
Permit Application Forms - Click Here
- Effective July 1, 2022, all Special Event Permits requiring an inspection outside of regular inspection hours (Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm) will be assessed an additional charge of $238.00. This charge will be in addition to the permit fee. These charges will be assessed when the permit is applied for.
- 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 2012 (PDF)
Construction Activity / Code Questions
Contact Building Inspection Division staff at 203-992-8910 or email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.