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Inspections and Permits
Contact TypeContact Information
Director, Buildings and Inspections
Building Department, Housing Code Property Maintenance
and Zoning
Town Hall - 1st floor
740 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
(860) 291-7340
(860) 528-5478
Alternate Phone:
(860) 291-7346
Call for Inspection Appointment between 8:30- 10:30am
Mechanical Permit Applications are only between 8:30-10:30am
Building Permit/Sign and Demolition Applications accepted 8:30-3:30pm
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Inspections and Permits Staff
Phone Number
Bruce Cohen
Building Dept Supervisor
(860) 291-7341
Scott Phelps
Electrical Inspector
(860) 291-7347
Mike Dean
Plumbing &HVAC Inspector
(860) 291-7338
Mark Sevetz
Construction/Framing Inspector
(860) 291-7348
Gary Zalucki
Assistant Zoning Enforcement Official/ Housing Supervisor
(860) 291-7334
Michael Benjamin
Housing Inspector
(860) 291-7212
Housing Inspector
(860) 291-7344
The Building Department issues permits and inspects work done to all buildings and other structures. Permits include building, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, sprinklers, refrigeration, demolition and signs. Applications for permits are reviewed for conformance to applicable laws and codes. A permit constitutes permission to proceed with the approved work. The purpose of permits and inspections is to ensure public safety, health and welfare insofar as they are affected by building construction, through structural strength, adequate exit facilities, fire safety, light and ventilation and sanitary equipment. In general, the Building Department functions to secure safety to life and property from hazards incident to the design, erection, repair, removal, demolition or occupancy of buildings, structures or premises.
On October 1, 1970, the State of Connecticut passed a law that created a new regulation, which became known as the State Building Code for the State of Connecticut, effective September 1, 1971. This state building code is a uniform standard that applies equally to all municipalities within the state. The Building Department in effect became a quasi-state agency, constituted locally, but responsible for state laws and regulations and answerable to the State Department of Public Safety.
A building permit is the official permission to start any construction project. The permit indicates that the plans for a new structure, addition, renovation, plumbing, electrical or mechanical system have been reviewed and comply with mandated building codes and laws.

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