Building Department Permit & Applications: New Milford, Connecticut (CT)

The Town of New Milford Building Department is responsible for the issuance of building permits and overseeing the construction of all structures in Town. The New Milford Building Department reviews construction plans for compliance with the Connecticut State Building Code for all residential, commercial and municipal projects and issues necessary permits and monitors the projects while under construction.  They also review architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, alarm, sprinkler plans, and ADA handicapped accessibility. Once a project is complete and satisfactorily constructed the New Milford Building Department will issue a Certificate of Occupancy so that the structure may be legally used for occupancy.

Below please find various application forms for activities which the Town of New Milford Building Department oversees. If you have any questions relative to whether your proposed activity requires a Building Department permit, please do not hesitate to contact us at (860) 354-9346 so that we may assist you. We also offer full service land use permitting where we handle the entire permitting process from beginning to end.

New Milford Building Department Fee Schedule
This document details the fees associated with obtaining a building permit from the Building Department.

New Milford Details on When a Building Permit is Needed
This document details when a building permit is required in the Town of New Milford. A permit is needed to change, replace, or remove walls, columns and beams. Changes to required exits or sources of natural light and ventilation (including windows) require a permit. No permit is needed for minor repairs or decorating. However, a permit is needed for new construction, major repairs, renovations, and demolitions, and for the installation of new boilers, furnaces, plumbing fixtures, garages, additions, porches, and decks.

New Milford New Structure Building Permit
This is the form that must be filled out for anyone who is constructing a new structure in the Town of New Milford. All of your contractors will have to sign this permit form and include their applicable license number.

New Milford Building Permit for Addition or Alteration
This is the form that must be filled out for anyone who is putting an addition on an existing structure or altering an existing structure in the Town of New Milford.

New Milford Application for Mechanical Permit
This permit must be filled out when you are performing any of the following activities: electrical installation, chimney, roofing, plumbing, heating air conditioning, fuel tank installation, stove, siding, etc.

New Milford Swimming Pool Permit Process
This page details all of the specific requirements and application forms that must be filled out to get approval to construct a swimming pool in the Town of New Milford.

New Milford Demolition Permit Process
This page details all of the specific requirements and application forms that must be filled out to get approval to demolish a structure in the Town of New Milford.

New Milford Procedures to Be Followed in Obtaining a Permit
This document details the various steps that need to be taken prior to obtaining for a building permit including a general description of what will be required from other departments.

New Milford Signoffs Required Prior to Application for Building Permit
Prior to applying for a building permit you must receive signoff from various departments in Town Hall to confirm that you have met their requirements. Typical departments include but are not limited to: Tax Collector to make sure that the taxes for the property are up to date, Health Department to ensure that if you have a private septic or well you will not adversely impact them, Sewer Authority to ensure all connection fees for the property are paid if it is on public sewer, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses to ensure that any activities which may impact have a wetlands have received a permit for said activity, Public Works to ensure that if any work is performed in the Right of Way it is in conformance, Zoning to ensure that the Zoning Regulations are met in all respects and the Fire Marshal to ensure that the proposed activities are in accordance with the applicable Fire Codes.

New Milford Building Permit Plan Checklist
This document is offered as a checklist of items which should be included on the drawings submitted to the Building Department with the application for a building permit. This list is to be used as a guideline only, and additional information may be required depending on individual applications.

New Milford Procedures for Construction Inspection
This document details the various times during construction that an inspection is required by the Building Department.

New Milford Certificate of Occupancy Completion Sign Off List
Prior to applying for your certificate of occupancy, you must get the signature of various departments (i.e. – zoning, wetlands, fire marshal, etc.) which ensure that you followed the applicable plans that you had presented to each department.

New Milford Foundation Only Permit
In order to expedite the construction process the Town of New Milford grants “Foundation Only” permits that allows construction to commence while the finite details are worked out.

New Milford Signoffs Required Prior to Application for Foundation Only Permit
Prior to applying for a building permit you must receive signoff from various departments in Town Hall to confirm that you have met their requirements. Typical departments include but are not limited to: Tax Collector to make sure that the taxes for the property are up to date, Health Department to ensure that if you have a private septic or well you will not adversely impact them, Sewer Authority to ensure all connection fees for the property are paid if it is on public sewer, Inland Wetlands and Watercourses to ensure that any activities which may impact have a wetlands have received a permit for said activity, Public Works to ensure that if any work is performed in the Right of Way it is in conformance, Zoning to ensure that the Zoning Regulations are met in all respects and the Fire Marshal to ensure that the proposed activities are in accordance with the applicable Fire Codes.

CT DEP Outdoor Wood Furnace Requirements
This document details requirements per the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for outdoor wood furnaces including but not limited to separation requirements to abutting residences and chimney height requirements.

CT DEP Outdoor Wood Furnace Guidelines
This document provides guidelines from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection regarding outdoor wood furnaces and their impact on the environment.

Request for Modification of State Building Code
This is the application that must be filled out if you would like to propose an activity or type of construction that deviates from the State of Connecticut Building Code.

New Milford Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide
This document provides 20 pages of instructions and guidance as to how to construct a deck in accordance with the various building codes.

Instructions for Worker’s Compensation Forms That Must be Filled Out
This document provides instructions as to which Worker’s Compensation Forms must be filled out dependent on the situation. Section 31-286b of the Workers’ Compensation Act requires anyone who requests a building permit to first submit “proof of workers’ compensation coverage for all of the employees who are engaged to perform services on the site of the construction project for which the permit was issued.” The only exceptions to this law are the sole proprietor or property owner who will not be acting as general contractor or principal employer.

Worker’s Compensation Form – 7A
The Sole Proprietor or Property Owner who will not act as a general contractor or principal employer is not required to have workers’ compensation coverage. In order to obtain the building permit, a FORM 7A should be completed and given to the building official.

Worker’s Compensation Form – 7B
The Sole Proprietor or Property Owner who act as a general contractor or a principal employer must provide a written certificate of workers’ compensation insurance for all of the employees on their project and must file a FORM 7B with the building official -OR he will sign a sworn notarized affidavit on FORM 7B, stating that he will require proof of workers’ compensation insurance for all those employed on the job site.

Worker’s Compensation Form – 7C
The General Contractor or Principal Employer who has properly excluded himself from coverage using the appropriate WCC form must file the FORM 7C with the building official. This form certifies that they have properly excluded themselves, and attests that they will require proof of workers’ compensation insurance from every employee that works on the designated job site.

Connecticut Public Act 05-124
This Act states that an applicant cannot file a permit application other than for interior work in an existing building or for exterior work that does not expand or alter the footprint of an existing building if the subject property is encumbered by a conservation restriction or preservation restriction. Please read the above Act fully to ensure that your permit will not be unnecessarily overturned if it is to be appealed.

If you have any questions regarding the interpretation of a local land use regulation or application or you are interested in working with us on a project, contact us at (860) 354-9346. We look forward to speaking with you!

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New Milford Department of Public Works Regulations & Application Forms
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New Milford Zoning Board of Appeals Regulations & Application Forms

Please note that you should always contact the Town of New Milford to determine if the Regulations and/or application forms have recently changed.