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Building Department

  • 84 South Main Street
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • 203-271-6640

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:


Building permits for commercial and residential buildings and additions
Certificates of Occupancy on new construction and additions
Electrical permits
Plumbing permits
Sewer connection permits
Heating and air conditioning permits
Fuel tank permits
Demolition permits




     New construction
     Additions (also including garages, porches, decks)
     Interior structural work

     Electrical service changes and repairs
     Outbuildings – barns, garages, greenhouses
     Installation of wood and gas stoves, fireplaces
     Roofing, siding, replacement windows
     Demolition work
     Swimming pools (both in ground above ground)
     Sewer connections
     Oil tanks


  • During the busy season, please allow a lead time of 5-7 business days for Town inspections.

  • Please follow guidelines within Chapter 33 IBC (Safeguards During Construction) when potentially creating a hazard during construction.

  • Please "CALL BEFORE YOU DIG" (811 or 1-800-922-4455) for all earth removal projects. 

Homeowners should be sure that all contractors are licensed to do the work they are hired to do. Electricians, Plumbers, HVAC installers, and sewer installers all must have a license issued by the State of Connecticut. Home improvement contractors and new home builders must also be registered with the State of Connecticut.


Building permit projects often require Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and/or Sewer permits, as well as a Zoning Permit.

No refunds will be given on any permit payments.

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