order to eliminate Building Department wait times for project plan review,
commencing April 17, 2017 the Building Department will provide 30 minute
scheduled appointments. If additional time is needed, a follow-up appointment
can be scheduled.
To qualify for an
· Submit a permit application in ViewPermit (online using the
City of Stamford website)
· Wait for an application acceptance confirmation email from
the Building Department
· Per the acceptance email,
prior to scheduling a plan review appointment, come to the Government Center
and visit all the departments (ie: EPB, Zoning, Health, Fire Marshal,
Engineering and/or WPCA) that are required to give “signoffs”. To check if
signoffs are required or have been received, log into ViewPermit and check the
Plan Review tab.
Prior to scheduling your
appointment, please upload files in pdf
format (using ViewPermit – click on the “+” in the attach files section) or
forward the files to the Building Department email (BuildingDept@stamfordct.gov).
If you need assistance, come in to the Building Department and we can help you.
· A copy of your View Permit receipt (After submitting your
application you will be brought to a page to review your application. On this
page there will be a hyperlink named “click here” which will then allow you to
print your receipt)
· Building Department forms as follows (provided in your
permit application acceptance email):
· Owner's Letter
· Non-Owner's Application Affidavit (if you are using a
contractor or if you are the applicant and not the property owner)
· Workers Comp Affidavit
· Certificate of Insurance Liability/Workers
Compensation (if you are using a contractor).
This is the Accord Form. Please make sure to check that the
certificate has not expired.
To schedule an
appointment, after completing the steps above, please stop into the
Building Department office on the 7th Floor of the Government Center, call us
at (203) 977-4164, or request an appointment by emailing the Building
Department at BuildingDept@stamfordct.gov . Please provide
your permit application number, name, property address and email address when
requesting an appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment, please bring the following:
· A credit card or a blank check payable to the City of
Stamford for the permit fees. Your Plan Reviewer will calculate the
amount you owe.
TWO (2) COPIES OF DESIGN DRAWINGS OR TWO
(2) COPIES OF ARCHITECTURAL PLANS. IF YOU USED AN ARCHITECT OR ENGINEER,
HAVE THEM SEAL THE DRAWINGS.
· The drawings should show the existing conditions (if
applicable) and the proposed changes and construction. The drawings
should be drawn to scale and fully dimensional as follows:
Residential Kitchens and Bathrooms 1/2”=1’
Residential Alterations/Renovations 1/4"=1’
Show all proposed work including (as applicable):
Foundation plan (walls and footings)
Floor plans indicating use of spaces, carrying beams, clear
headroom for ceilings & beams, joist direction, size and span length
Dimensions of doorways, windows and stairs
Ceiling height for rooms, halls and stairs
Cross section through foundation, wall, ceiling and roof with
all building components identified and sized
Insulation placement and type, “R” value, with Res Check or
Smoke detectors and CO detection
Basic information on plumbing, electrical fixtures, heating
system and heat loss calculations
For Commercial: ComCheck reports, insulation, lighting &
For residential energy code requirements per the 2012
International Energy Conservation Code
Additional information may be required.
Certification by an engineer or
architect must be provided if required by Connecticut State Building Code and/or
the Building Official. For residential additions and new construction,
brace wall plans must be stamped by a Connecticut Engineer or Architect.
Plan Review appointments
are not necessary for the following permit types:
For these permits, apply online,
obtain departmental “signoffs”, if required, and upload (in ViewPermit) or
bring the required forms listed above to the Building Department. Plans
can be dropped off during normal business hours and in many instances, permits
can be issued on the same day, provided that all required signoffs and forms
are in order.
· Solar Panels
· Sidewalk Patios (restaurants)
· “Stand alone” permits that are not tied to Building
Permits, as follows:
Plumbing (water heaters, gas lines)
Electrical (tele/data, low voltage)
Mechanical (furnace/boiler, air conditioning)
Cancellations: If you need to cancel your appointment you can do so on the
Building Department website (http://www.stamfordct.gov/buildinginspections)
or by calling our office at 203-977-4164. Cancellations must be
registered in the Building Department by 1pm the day before the scheduled
appointment or a charge will be assessed for the missed appointment.
Please do not leave a voicemail message, you must speak with a person to