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Blight Ordinance will go into effect October 22, 2011

Effective Monday April 9, 2012 the Building Office now offers the capability of submitting applications for building permits online using the Viewpermit On-line Permit Center.  The on-line permit center allows homeowners and licensed contractors to apply for and receive building permits over the internet. You can also track the status of your permit application and request inspections.

Click Here to access the Online Permit Center Web Site.

Contact Us:

Building Office

Town Hall Annex

5 Linsley Street, 2nd Floor Room 205

North Haven CT 06473

Telephone: 203-239-5321 x405

Facsimile: 203-234-8375

The Building Office is responsible for assuring the safety of North Haven residents through the enforcement of all applicable building codes for new or existing structures within the Town. This process typically includes the review of plans and and the issuance of a building permit prior to the start of construction followed by inspection work in
progress and ending in a Certificate of Occupancy when all work has been completed in compliance with the regulations.

The Building Code currently adopted by the Town of North Haven is the 2013 Amendment to the 2005 Connecticut State Building Code.  This amendment adopts the 2009 International Residential code and the 2011 National Electrical Code with the Connecticut specific changes.

Permitting software implemented last year has expedited the issuance of permits. Most permits are issued within three days of approval. Building permit fees for the next fiscal year expect to remain unchanged.

NEW HOURS  Effective December 1, 2010

The Building Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed from 1:00 p.m to 2:00 pm for lunch. The Building Dept will be issuing permits between the hours of 8:30 and 11:30 ONLY. The Building Inspectors are available for public assistance from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or by appointment.

Building Office Forms - click here

Permit Fee Calculation

First $1,000 in value               = $48.00

Each additional $1,000 / /or portion thereof    = $12.00


Please contact the Building Office if you have questions on how the value is calculated.


Permits are required for the following:

  • New residential homes;
  • Additions or alterations to existing homes;
  • New Commercial buildings;
  • Additions or alterations to existing buildings;
  • Porches and decks
  • Electrical wiring, plumbing, heating, HVAC, fireplaces, wood stoves, roofing and siding;
  • Construction of sheds;
  • Installation of swimming pools;
  • Demolition of swimming pools; and
  • Demolition of buildings

Inspections are made during all phases of construction.
Inspections performed for FY 08-09: 1909

Inquiries should be directed to the Building Office located in the Town Hall Annex or by calling 203-239-5321, extension 405.

The Building Office issued 425 building permits valued at $25,624,509.00 and 845 mechanical permits valued at $28,303,392.00. Total fees collected were $680,966.00. The total value of all permits was $53,927,901.00.

The total Permits issued were 1270.
The breakdown is as follows:



  New Residential
  New Non-Residential
  Municipal Permits
  C/O’s Issued



Town of North Haven • 18 Church St. • North Haven, CT • 06473 • (203) 239-5321