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Building Department
848 Weed St, New Canaan, CT 06840

The Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits and certificates of use and occupancy, ensuringMore code compliance (including the fire code), and it has the power to condemn unsafe structures.

If something is governed or regulated by the building code, you need to get a permit. Chief Building Official Brian Platz says, "If in doubt, call." Phone calls are cheap, code violations are not. The Building Department is available to review plans for code compliance before you get started.

Permit seekers can track the status of their application in the "Building Permit Inquiry" section of the Building Department's Web site. Homeowners can also find out when the inspector will be coming by checking the "Building Inspections Schedule."

The Building Department is also the custodian of all land use records, including old building permits and inspection histories, and will fulfill research requests for those documents.

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