Building Inspections

To ensure public safety, the Department is responsible for the enforcement of building code and the issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy under:

  • State Building Code
  • State Demolition Code
  • Fire Safety Code of the General Statutes
  • City Code and Charter

The Building Official works with the Zoning Enforcement Officer in reviewing plans for building as well as with other City Departments such as Zoning and Environmental Health.

The major functions of the Building Inspection Department are as follows: enforce State of Connecticut Building Code; enforce State Demolition Code; enforce City Ordinances relative to swimming pools, historical buildings and aircraft; meet with contractors, engineers, architects and homeowners to assist them in complying with code; inspect unsafe structures; respond to emergencies such as fires, storm emergencies; assist and serve the public.

Specific functions are to:

  • Issue permits
  • Conduct inspections
  • Conduct Plan Review
  • Provide Document Research
  • Maintain records on structures and code conformance
  • Deal with related emergencies


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Robert DeMarco Chief Building Official 203-977-4161
Paul Zeiss Coordinator of Inspections & Plan Review 203-977-4170
John Murphy Building Construction Inspector 203-977-4628
Dean Rende Plumbing Inspector 203-977-4175
Scott Caporizzo Plumbing Inspector 203-977-5710
Michael Conklin Mechanical Inspector 205-977-4992
Dwight Carlson Electrical Inspector 203-977-4181
Robert Boender Electrical Inspector 203-977-4176
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