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The Building Dept. is responsible for the enforcement of the CT. State Building Code with licenses issued from the CT. Dept. of Public Safety. The Building Dept. has been a self-supporting agency through revenues generated from the issuance of permits and fees.
It reviews proposed building application to ensure compliance with the building code, approves or rejects applications, inspects for conformity to plans, specs and code, and issues Certificate of Occupancy or Conformance.
The purpose of the Building Dept is to enforce minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and the safety of life from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment.
Provisions of the code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such building or structures.