Building Department

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

  • State Building Code
  • State Demolition Code
  • State Fire Safety Code
  • City Ordinances and Charter

The major functions of the Building 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
Bharat Gami Chief Building Official (203) 977-4161
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 (203) 977-4992
Robert Allan Electrical Inspector (203) 977-4176
Kimberly Norman-Rosedam Building Construction Inspector (203) 977-4181
Shawn Reed Building Construction Inspector (203) 977-4162