Temporary Procedures Due to COVID-19
Due to the concerns related to COVID-19, the building department will be adopting temporary procedure policies as follows:
- Building department applications can be mailed or dropped off in the Tax Collector's box outside. Please be sure to put "Building Department" on the envelope.
- Inspections/Appointments can be made by calling (860) 721-2839 option 1
- Under the discretion of the building inspectors, a video conference call using GOOGLE MEET may be acceptable. We will send you a link for video conferencing.
We appreciate your understanding during this unusual health emergency.
–The Building Department
Listing files in 'Application Instructions'
The Building Inspection Department enforces all building codes, acts and regulations. The department inspects all phases of construction, including electrical, mechanical, plumbing , structural installations and acts as consultant to other town departments and agencies.
As of October 1st 2018, the state had adopted new building codes and amendments.
Look up a contractor's license.
A permit is required for any person who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by state code, or to cause any such work to be done. The property owner is responsible for obtaining a building permit, but often a contractor will apply on behalf of the property owner. A double fee is charged for work being done without a permit.
Before applying for a permit, you should review the flow chart for construction documents to see what documentation is required.
Forms are available from the department's permits and forms page. Payment and any necessary documentation must accompany the application.
All work can be performed between the hours of 7:00 a.m and 10:00 p.m Monday through Saturday and the hours between 9:00 a.m and 10:00 p.m on Sunday.
A staff member is Historic District Coordinator and liaison to the Historic District Commission.