The mission of the Cheshire Building Inspection Department is to promote safe construction and use of commercial and residential buildings through the enforcement of the State Building Code.
The Building Official and his staff are state certified to issue Building and Mechanical Permits as required by the State Building Code, including:
Sewer connection permits
Additions to existing buildings – including garages, porches, decks, etc.
Interior work that requires structural work
Finishing off of basements and bonus rooms
Swimming pools – inground and above ground
Outbuildings – barns, garages, greenhouses
Wood and gas stoves, fireplaces
Roofing, siding, and replacement windows
Electrical service changes and repairs
Electric, plumbing, heating. air conditioning and oil tank work done in connection with a building permit requires separate permits for each
Building permit values are determined by the square footage of each project. All building permit fees are then assessed on the value of the project at $25.00 for the first $1,000.00 of value or portion therof and $12.00 per $1,000.00 therafter.
The fee for reinspection is $10.00.
There is a late fee of $150 when work has been started before a permit has been obtained.
Fees are collected by the Building Inspection office and are payable to Town of Cheshire.