A Building Permit is required to enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, move a lot line, change the occupancy of an existing building or structure, and to construct a new building or structure. Also required to erect or repair decks, in-ground and above grade swimming pools, fences exceeding 7 feet, and retaining walls over 3 feet high.
WHO CAN APPLY:
Pursuant to Section 29-263 of the Connecticut General Statutes, application for a permit shall be made by the owner of the property or by an authorized agent.
If authorized agent is a licensed contractor, provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes Section 20-338b shall be followed.
Note: It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure their contractors have permits.
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Until further notice the following procedures are in place:
All applications are to be submitted electronically by email to Building@BridgeportCT.Gov. All required and supporting documents are to be submitted in PDF format along with the building application.
Provide the Following:
2. Required documents to be submitted with building permit application:
3. Typical supporting documents to be submitted as applicable:
4. Once the application is complete, and PDF copies are made of the required and supporting documents, submit application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Per City Ordinance 15.08.020 - No Permits can be issued by the Building Department if there are delinquent Property Taxes and/or WPCA Sewer User Fees.
CONSULT THESE RESOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Building Energy Codes Program: REScheck and COMcheck
Connecticut State Building Code
Request for Modification of the State Building Code
Work Exempt from Building Permit
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Acting Building Official
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 222
Bridgeport, CT 06604