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Building Department

Eric J.Kist, Building Official

Re: Interior residential inspections

Based on recommendations by the State of Connecticut Building Inspector
(Effective 3/18/2020) Residential and Commercial Inspections

This guideline applies to interior residential inspections for the Town of New Fairfield Building and Zoning Department.

• Due to the COVID-19 preventive measures implemented by the Town of New Fairfield, which includes the closure of the Town Hall facility to the public, all INTERIOR residential inspections for OCCUPIED single family homes and OCCUPIED multi-family units are suspended until further notice.

• Outdoor inspections and new construction or UNOCCUPIED residential properties will continue at this time.

• New commercial construction inspections will continue at this time.  

• To schedule any inspections for outdoor, new residential properties or commercial construction, please call             203.312.5646 to schedule said inspection.

• Should any member of a household, or construction staff member becomes ill, please call 
   (203.312.5646) to cancel the inspection.  

• Please continue to check the Town website at newfairfield.org for all updates.  

• Staff will be responding to email and telephone calls to address any questions or special circumstances.  


Your cooperation during this uncertain and ever-changing time is greatly appreciated. 







EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018

2015 BUILDING AND FIRE CODES WILL GO INTO EFFECT CONSISTING OF 
STATE BUILDING CODES:
2015 International Building Code
2015 International Residential Code
2015 IPC, IMC, IECC, IEBC, 2017 NEC 
STATE FIRE SAFETY CODES:
2015 International Fire Code (Part III)
2015 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
2015 NFPA 1

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.
12:00 pm
Friday:
8:30 am -12:00 noon
NO Building Official Hours on Fridays

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


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



Additional Links

CT State mandated pre-application

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

Office of the CT State Building Inspector