Due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19, our office is currently closed to the public. All questions to the Building Official and/or Zoning/Wetlands Official are being conducted via phone or email and will be responded to during our respective business hours. We can be reached at:



(860) 859-3873 x250


(860) 859-3873 x260



Permit applications can be returned via mail, e-mail or placed in the drop box located outside of Town Hall. Applications are available online or at the Town Hall side door during the Building Department’s regular business hours. Please ensure that all permit applications are accompanied with:

- a copy of your Trade License,

- Certificate of Insurance (with Workers Compensation) or a completed 7A, 7B or 7C form,

- any applicable drawings and/or plot plan, and

- permit fee.


Please contact us for the building application fee amount via e-mail or telephone during business hours.


Applications for Zoning Permits, the Uncas Health District, Propane Tank Installation, and Insurance Waiver Forms are also available at the side door and online.


All Uncas Health District forms require a minimum review fee of $50.00 (made out to the Uncas Health District). Please contact them directly for the fee(s) for a new home construction and/or for any questions you might have at: (860) 823-1189.


Zoning Permits require a fee of either $85.00 (Main Building or Primary Use Structure) or $110.00 (Accessory Structures over 100SF).


Please ensure that the location and distances from the property line and well and septic are clearly indicated on the plot plan. Should you need a copy of your property’s plot plan, please contact the office via phone or e-mail.



Inspections are currently being conducted via Facetime. Please contact the office via phone or e-mail to schedule the date/time for your inspection.



We appreciate your patience during this time.



Mission Statement

The Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, demolition and change of occupancy permits.

Who Needs a Permit?

A permit is required whenever any owner or authorized agent 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. These requirements pertain to all buildings and structures, including one and two family structures.

Staff Contacts

Vernon Vesey

Building Official

(860) 859-3873 x240

Administrative Assistant

860) 859-3873 x250