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Building Department

Eric J.Kist, Building Official

Department Profile

The Building Official's Office works to promote the safety, health, and welfare of the public by insuring the State of Connecticut Building Code is adhered to properly, by the issuance of permits with follow up inspections.

The New Fairfield Building Official is empowered by State Statute 29-541 to enforce the State Building Code which includes issuing building, electrical, plumbing, heating and numerous other permits. Also included are plan reviews, field inspections, correcting violations of the State Building Code, as adopted by the town and state. Work done without a permit is dangerous and illegal and puts both the homeowner and others at possible risk of physical, structural,and legal harm. 

Before starting a project it is recommended that you consult the local Land Use Department and make an appointment if necessary with the local enforcement officers so as to determine what might be required by the town and state.

Contact Information and Office Hours

Phone: - (203) 312-5646 
Fax: - (203) 312-5608

Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Land Use Department is open:
Monday - Thursday
 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Mailing Address: 
New Fairfield Building Department
4 Brush Hill Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812

Additional Links

Land Use General Information

Land Use Permit Process

CT State mandated pre-application

An act concerning the preservation of lands. Substitute house bill no. 6783

Office of the CT State Building Inspector