The Inspections and Permits Department is working to provide our residents and businesses with services remotely. We thank you for your patience as we work to transition our key services online. 

Available online:


  • Permits will no longer be issued in person at the Inspections and Permits Department located at 740 Main Street. Anyone can apply for permits via our online portal at or over the phone by calling (860) 291-7340.   


  • Inspections in private dwellings will be suspended until further notice.
  • Inspections inside commercial buildings will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Contractors and homeowners can arrange to provide our inspectors with live video inspections. Photographs are only accepted upon advance approval of the supervisor of inspections. Based on either the live video or photos, our inspectors will either:  
  1. Pass the inspection
  2. Conditionally pass the inspections with verification later
  3. Fail the inspection due to insufficient evidence of code compliance. Our inspectors will be available for telephone and email communication.
  • Inspections at open construction sites will continue at the discretion of our inspectors.

As always, if you have questions about permits, codes and/or our processes please call (860) 291-7340.

The Department of Inspections and Permits has three major areas of responsibility:

  1. To administer the Connecticut State Building Code including issuing building and trade permits, reviewing construction documents, answering questions regarding the building code, performing construction inspections, and issuing certificates of occupancy.
  2. Enforce the Town of East Hartford Zoning Regulations.
  3. Enforce the Town of East Hartford Property Maintenance Code for both residential and commercial properties.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Milton Gregory Grew, AIA Director (860) 291-7340
Bruce Cohen Building Division Supervisor (860) 291-7342
Guy Carlone Plumbing & HVAC Inspector (860) 291-7338
Tim Gothers Construction / Framing Inspector (860) 291-7348
Royal Brooks Electrical Inspector (860) 291-7347
Gary Zalucki Assistant Zoning Enforcement Official / Supervisor of Property Maintenance (860) 291-7334
Joe Cortes Property Maintenance Inspector (860) 291-7344