Building Department

Each town in Connecticut is charged with appointing a building official whose duties are defined under CT State Statute and the State Building Code.

An excerpt from the State Building Code:

The building official is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this code. The building official shall have the authority to adopt policies and procedures in order to clarify the application of its provisions. Such policies and procedures shall be in compliance with the intent and purpose of this code. Such policies and procedures shall not have the effect of waiving requirements specifically provided for in this code, nor shall they have the effect of establishing requirements in excess of those set forth in this code.

The building official shall receive applications, review construction documents and issue permits for the erection, and alteration, demolition and moving of buildings and structures, inspect the premises for which such permits have been issued and enforce compliance with the provisions of this code.

The Building and Land Use Department has instituted an online permitting system to assist residents and contractors quickly and conveniently apply for permits from their homes or offices. Please click here to apply for a permit. As always feel free to email or call with questions.

Additional forms and downloadable permit applications are available here.  Please allow up to two weeks additional processing time if you choose to apply by paper form instead of using the online portal.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Holli Smith Land Use Secretary
David Coughlin UNCAS Health District Sanitarian