Building Department

 

 

Peter Zvingilas  - 

 

Building Official
Zoning Enforcement Officer
Wetlands Enforcement Officer

 Shannon Webster  - 
Administrative Assistant
 

Phone Number: 860-376-7060 x 110

Fax Number 860-376-3789

                     

THE BUILDING FEE SCHEDULE  IS A TOWN OF GRISWOLD ORDINANCE  Link

Please note that the Building Department fee schedule is non-negotiable and based upon

State of Connecticut Building Codes.

 

Building  Department Important Information

             ATTENTION

          HOMEOWNERS

  SWIMMIING POOLS, SPAS AND HOTUBS

            GUIDELINES Download

SELF SETTING INFLATABLE SWIMMING POOLS

DO REQUIRE A BUILDING PERMIT AND UNCAS HEALTH DISTRICT APPROVALS

THE SWIMMING POOLS, SPAS AND HOTTUB

GUIDLINES OF THE 2003 INTERNATIONAL

RESIDENTIAL CODES MUST BE

FOLLOWED.

 

Building Department Services

Plan review of all proposed structures.

Inspections and enforcement according to the Connecticut State Building Codes, relative to the manner of construction and materials to be used in the erection, addition to, alteration, repair, removal, demolition or installation of service equipment and the location, occupancy and maintenance of all buildings and structures.

 

Grants approval of all building materials, dimensions, structural integrity and zoning compliance.

All building records are public information and are available for viewing during Building Department hours.

 

Zoning / Wetlands Enforcement

Investigates complaints received, and issues if necessary orders with re-inspection to ensure compliance. The Enforcement Officer has the authority to turn

non-compliant issues over th the Town Attorneys for legal action.

 

May order immediate cease and desist of actions in any form that is in the interest of code compliance or public safety and general welfare.

Building Department Permits:

Most changes or additions made to your structure or property requires a building permit and/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 also for the installation of a swimming pool or to change the use of a building.  Call 860-823-1189, Extension 113 to obtain a Uncas Health District Application.

  

Zoning Board of Appeals Variances may be required prior to applying for a Building Permit if the Zoning setback requirements cannot be met. Inland Wetlands Permits may be required if any work is done within 75 feet of a wetlands or waterway.

  

The start of your project may be delayed without the proper approvals prior to submitted your Building Permit Application.

  • Houses, Garages, Additions, Trailers
  • Sheds, Gazebos, Barns (or other farm structures)
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, Gas, Plumbing, and Electrical
  • Wood stoves, Chimneys, Signage
  • Finishing a Basement
  • Swimming pools, Decks, Porches, Sunrooms
  • Alterations, Repairs, Siding, Roofing, Windows, and Doors
  • Demolitons, Moving of Structures
  • Certificates of Occupancy and Certificates of Compliance
  • Solar Energy Permits
Should you have any question whether a permit is required and is not listed above please
contact the office we would be glad to help you!

Elderly Property Owner Exemption

SENIOR PROPERTY OWNERS EXEMPT FROM FEES FOR CERTAIN BUILDING PERMITS

 

No fee shall be required for a permit to replace or upgrade the roofing, siding, windows, or electrical or heating system of an owner-occupied, single-family home if at least 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.

Driveway Apron Bonds

For ALL Driveway Apron Bond Releases or for any questions regarding Driveway Apron Bond Releases, please call Todd Babbitt, Superintendent of Roads at 860-213-1522

 

  Click on    Links of Interest   for more links

FEMA Map Service Center

These maps are nowavailable for viewing on FEMA’s Map Service Center website Link:  http://msc.fema.gov. 

On the top red bar click on “Product Catalog”.  Then click on “Future FIRMs”.  Then chose “Connecticut” as the state.  Then chose “New London” as the county.  Then chose your applicable town.  A list of the new map panels will appear.  Residents can be directed to this website to view new maps.  Historical flood maps may also be found for your town on this website. 

 

 

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