A Heritage River Community Growing on Strong Foundations
Single-family Dwellings, Multi-family Dwellings, Additions, Garages
REQUIRES a General building permit application in addition to this solar permit.
Zoning & Wetlands Enforcement Officer
Monday & Wednesday
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Assistant to the
Our Offices Responsibility to Our Residents:
Building Department Services
Did You Know?
As a property owner, most changes made to your structure
or property requires a building permit or possibly a zoning permit. If you are in doubt, please call the Building Department to avoid
fines and penalties for work done without permits.
Uncas Health District Approvals are required for all Building Permit Applications in order to construct an addition, a deck, or a garage and also for the installation of a swimming pool or to change the use of a building. Call 860-823-1189, Extension 113 to obtain an Uncas Health District Application.
Zoning Board of Appeals Variances may be required prior to applying for
a Building Permit if the Zoning setback requirements for your property cannot be met for your addition or an accessory structure.
Inland Wetlands Permits may be required if any work is done on your property within 75 feet of a wetlands or waterway.
The start of your project may be delayed without the proper approvals
prior to submitting your Building Permit Application
ELDERLY PROPERTY OWNER EXEMPTION
SENIOR PROPERTY OWNERS EXEMPT FROM FEES
FOR CERTAIN BUILDING PERMITS
No Town fee shall be required for a permit to reduce or upgrade the roofing, siding, windows, or electrical or heating system of an owner-occupied, single-family home if one of the home owners of record is
aged 62 or over. Such owner shall be required to provide proof of
age in order to obtain this exemption.
The CT State Educational Fee of .26/per thousand of the estimated cost cannot be waived and is due upon application submittal.
As the homeowner, you are responsible for all applicable permits and approvals for any work done on your property, whether by you or by a contractor. You are also responsible to have all work inspected by the Building Official; this includes the
FINAL INSPECTION when your project has been completed.
Failure to do so can result in code violations, permit expiration;
furthermore, create problems with your insurance coverage and property sales/refinancing. You can also click on the link below to view a list of all required inspections. If you should ever have any question contact our office for assistance.
Do I Need an Inspection?
Swimming Pools, Spas & Hot Tubs:
(2003 International Residential Code Must Be Followed)
ADA Wheelchair Ramp Specifications & Guidelines:
How to File a Building or Zoning Complaints: Click Here
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Zoning / Wetlands Enforcement (Go To Commission's Page)
Griswold Town Hall
28 Main Street
Jewett City, CT 06351
Fax: 860 376-7070
Our office is on the first floor of the Town Hall.
Monday - Wednesday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Connecticut Department of
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901
Hartford, CT 06103
860 - 713 - 6100
Better Business Bureau
94 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
203 -269 - 2700