The Building Inspection Division administers the permitting of residential
and commercial construction within the community in conformance with national,
state and local building and zoning codes. The goal is to improve public safety
by ensuring that new construction adheres to existing building
New building construction and/or alteration or repair of an existing
building requires a building and mechanical permit. In accordance with the State
of Connecticut Basic Building Code and the West Hartford Zoning Ordinance,
permits are also required for air conditioning, heating, sprinkler, electric
wiring, and plumbing.
A building permit is required for any new building, addition, temporary
building, demolition, or pool installation. A permit is required if you plan to
alter a building by cutting a portion of a wall, removing or cutting any
structural beam or load bearing support, or change any required means of
entering or exiting. Building and Mechanical permit applications are found under
the RESOURCES link.
Permits are also required for warm air, air conditioning, heating
ventilation, sprinkler, electric systems and plumbing. When making an
application for a building permit, the process can be expedited by coming in
when inspectors are available, which are between the hours 8:00-9:00 AM and
The Building Inspection Office offers informational handouts and permits
that can be downloaded to help you with your project. Click on the RESOURCES link.
Address & Phone: West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 208
West Hartford, CT 06107
Fax: (860) 561-6939
Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
50 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107 Website: https://www.WestHartfordCT.gov P. 860-561-7500 | F. 860-561-7400 | H. M-F, 8:30A-4:30P Assessment, Registrars, Tax, and Town Clerk have alternate hours. Please visit each department's web page for specific hours.