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Building & Zoning

Building & Zoning

GENERAL INFORMATION

BUILDING PERMIT FEES

PLAN OF CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT FINAL 2022-2032                                                                                          
ON LINE PERMIT APPLICATION PORTAL

Contacts: Glenn T. Setzler -    Director of Permits and Inspections/
                                 Chief Building Official
Mark Morrison -      Assistant Building Official
Andrew Marchese- Zoning Enforcement Officer
Sheree Schold -      Office Manager
Location: Warren Memorial Town Hall - First Floor
1 Main Street
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: (860) 684-1775 Building
Phone: (860) 684- 1793 Zoning
Fax: (860) 684-1768
Emails: building@staffordct.org (General Inquiries)
buildingofficial@staffordct.org (Glenn T. Setzler)
zoning@staffordct.org (Andrew Marchese)
bzmanager@staffordct.org (Sheree Schold)

firemarshal@staffordct.org (Mark Morrison)
Fire Marshal Department Page

Hours:

Monday - Wednesday:
8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday:
8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday:
Closed



The principal function of the Building & Zoning Department is to administer the State Building Code as it relates to the Stafford's buildings and structures. By working closely with all Town departments and overseeing all building construction, it is an essential part of the municipalities' process that protects the public's health and safety.

Building Dept. Information

Architectural Plan Requirements
Building Permit Fees
Town of Stafford Building Permit Fees

Residential Project Fees

$62 minimum fee up to and including $2,000 of project value plus;
$18 per $1,000 or any fraction thereof over $2,000 of project value

Examples:
Project value                           Permit Fee
Up to $2,000                           $62.00
$2,001 – $3,000                      $80.00
$3,001 – $4,000                      $98.00
$4,001 – $5,000                      $116.00

Trade permits associated with a residential building permit will be charged the above fees for the full value of the proposed work for the permit being applied for.

Commercial Project Fees

$62 minimum fee up to and including $2,000 of project value plus;
$18 per $1,000 or any fraction thereof over $2,000 of project value

Trade permits associated with a commercial building permit will be charged the above fees for the full value of the proposed work for the permit being applied for.

*The Building Official may request an affidavit of actual construction costs upon completion of any project which may result in reconciliation of additional permit fees*

Certificate of Occupancy Fee: $30.00
Re-inspection Fee (each re-inspection after the first re-inspection): $30.00

Note:

  • Fees are automatically calculated based on construction value in our online permitting portal.
  • Fees above include State of Connecticut mandatory educational fee of 26 cents per $1,000 of project cost per CGS 29-263

Building permit valuations. Per section R108.3 and 109.3 of the 2021 IRC and 2021 IBC portion of the 2022 SBC, The applicant for a permit shall provide an estimated permit value at time of application. Permit valuations shall include total value of work, including materials and labor, for which the permit is being issued, such as electrical, gas, mechanical, plumbing equipment and permanent systems. If, in the opinion of the building official, the valuation is underestimated on the application, the permit shall be denied, unless the applicant can show detailed estimates to meet the approval of the building official. Final building permit valuation shall be set by the building official.

*The Building Official may request an affidavit of actual construction cost upon completion which may result in reconciliation of permit fees*

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING HOW TO CALCULATE PERMIT FEES OR THE VALUE OF YOUR PROJECT PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT: 860-684-1775 OR EMAIL: BUILDING@STAFFORDCT.ORG AND WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU. 
Applying for a Certificate of Occupancy
A Certificate of Occupancy will be issued when all prescribed work is satisfactorily completed and inspected, all fees have been paid and all taxes and WPCA fees are current and paid in full.

Pursuant to CGS 7-148(c)(2)(b), the Building Official shall, prior to approving an application for a building permit and issuing the permit, determine whether any overdue property taxes or sewer fees are owed on the property which is the subject of the application.  The Building Official shall not approve or issue such permit until and unless all outstanding property taxes and sewer fees are paid in full.
Crumbling Foundation Information

Zoning & Land Use Office Information

CRCOG Web GIS
Current Zoning Regulations
Statement of Purpose: Pursuant to the authority granted by Chapter 124 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, as amended, and in order to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of the Town of Stafford; to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; to provide adequate light, and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land; to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate adequate provision for transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other requirements; to avoid congestion in the streets; to encourage the most appropriate use of land throughout the Town: now therefore, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Stafford hereby adopts the following Zoning Regulations. 

ZONING REGULATIONS - Updated 07/01/2024


 

Poultry Regulations
Attachments:

Chicken Regulations
Inland Wetland Regulations
Stafford Subdivision Regulations
Zoning Map
In case of uncertainty as to the location of any district boundary line, the determination thereof shall be made by the Commission.

Attachments:

zoningmap9a
Meeting Minutes
Residential table of setback dimensions
TENANT FIT UP FORM

More Department Information

Building Forms and Information Including Swimming Pool Packet
Zoning Reports and "How To" Guides
Low Impact Development
Basement Renovation Guide
Department of Consumer Protection New Home and Home Improvement Contractor Information