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Building Department

This department is responsible for issuing all building and associated permits.  Plan review, various inspections and the issuance of certificates of occupancy or completion are among the duties of the office.

Chapter 541 of the Connecticut General Statutes sets forth the need, duties, requirements and conditions for the Building Department.  Chapter 541, part Ia of the CGS also states that all towns, cities and boroughs in the State of Connecticut shall use this code as their Building Code.

Building Permits

The cost of a building permit is $14 per $1,000 of estimated cost, subject to a minimum fee of $28 (for permits with an estimated cost of up to $2,000).  Please call the Building Department with any questions regarding permits or fees.

Online Permit Application | Online Permitting Software
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Helpful Resources
  • Work that does not require a building permit
    • Residential 
    • Commercial 
  • Building Permit
  • Swimming Pool Permit
  • Tent Permit
  • Cost of Construction Schedule
  • Refund Policy
  • Required Inspections
  • Guidance to Processing Work Without Permits
  • Guide to Finishing a Basement
  • Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
  • Removal of Underground Storage Tanks
  • LP Container Clearances
  • Radon Control Methods
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements
  • Demolition of Structures
  • Demolition Permit
  • ANSI-ADA Requirements
  • Concrete Supplier Compliance Certificate
  • Requirements for Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Approval
  • Work exempt from Architectural Oversight
  • Residential - Interior Alterations - Submission Requirements
  • Residential - New Construction - Submission Requirements
  • Commercial - Interior Alterations - Submission Requirements
  • Commercial - New Construction - Submission Requirements

  • Link to 2018 State of Connecticut Building Code Amendments:

  • Link to 2018 International Residential Building Code:

  • Link to 2018 International Commercial Building Code:

  • Link to 2018 International Existing Building Code:

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Contact Us

Rand Stanley
Building Official
Phone: (860) 693-7856

Lisa Ozaki
Community Development Coordinator
Phone: (860) 693-7856

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:15 am - 6:45 pm
Friday: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm

Mailing Address: Canton Town Hall, P.O. Box 168, Collinsville, CT 06022

Location: Canton Town Hall, 4 Market Street, Collinsville, CT 06019