The primary function of the Building Department is to ensure the health, safety and general welfare of the public. This is accomplished by:
- Performing plan reviews
- Issuing permits and conducting inspections to insure compliance with State of Connecticut Building Codes
- Issuing necessary orders and notices to remove illegal or unsafe conditions
- Requiring the necessary safeguards during construction and demolition of structures
- Interpreting and providing guidance regarding all applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, homeowners and other interested parties
The staff of the Waterford Building Department would like to remind all Waterford residents and businesses that building permits are required prior to starting any new construction, additions, renovations or improvements to your property or lease space. For a more detailed listing of work requiring permits please click here.
Under this link you will also find a listing of work that is exempt and does not require a permit.
If you are unsure whether a building permit is required for work you are planning, please contact the building department.
In an effort to best serve our customers, the Building Department will hold general office hours from 8am-12pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A Building Official will be in the office during those times to answer questions about building permits on a first-come, first served basis. As always, appointments during business hours from 8am-4pm are available on request.