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Building Permit
Building Permit

NOTE: Understand that your submission will not automatically approve for permit. Wait for issuance of permits BEFORE starting projects. All departments approvals and fees must be completed before calling for inspections. While completing your submission, please use correct and accurate information as you will be held accountable for all information upon submission. Contact the Building Department at (203) 385-4010 with any questions.

Plans for any new building or any expansion of an existing building, when submitted for a building permit, shall show specifically the location and use of such building, all required parking spaces, and, in the case of nonresidential use, the loading space required to comply with the regulations and the means of access to such space from the public street or highways. Except for residences, no building permit shall be issued until such plan for parking and loading space and access to it and required improvements shall be submitted to the Office of Planning and Zoning for approval of traffic access, traffic circulation, and general layout of the parking facility and required improvements are planned with regard to safety to traffic on the public street and safety and adequacy of access for cars and pedestrians using the parking facility. To assure the completion of the required parking facilities, a zoning compliance report that said work is in conformance with these Regulations per the requirements of Section 3.1 shall not be issued by the Planning and Zoning Administrator until the applicant files a performance bond with said Administrator in favor of the Town of Stratford in an amount determined by the Administrator to cover the cost of the required work. All work, the performance of which is secured by said bond, shall be completed within two years from the date of the bond or six months from the issuance by the Building Official of a certificate of occupancy, whichever shall first occur. 

22.1 Data required.
The following data shall appear on all building applications in order to insure the conformance of buildings and lots with all zoning regulations:
22.1.1 The district or districts in which such building and lot are situated.
22.1.2 The present and proposed use or uses for such building and lot.
22.1.3 Size of lot.
22.1.4 Locations of all structures including proposed structures on lot.
22.1.5 Height of such buildings.
22.1.6 Building area.
22.1.7 Size of yards and court.
22.1.8 The proposed number of families and persons to occupy the building and lot.
22.1.9 The names of person or persons having record title to such building or lot.
22.1.10 The names of all tenants of such building or lot.
22.1.11 The dates and types of permits or waivers of the commissions or Board of Zoning Appeals affecting such building or lot.
22.1.12 Any other information deemed necessary by the Building Inspector for the purpose of properly showing the use of such building and lot.

22.7 Pending changes.
Whenever there shall be pending before the Zoning Commission any proposal for a change of zone or alteration of an existing district boundary, the Building Inspector shall not issue any building permit for the construction or substantial alteration of any building or buildings, upon any lot likely to be affected by the final determination of such motion for a change of zone or variance of an existing district boundary, as the case may be, pending the public hearing and final decision by the Commission upon such motions. The clerk of the Zoning Commission shall immediately give notice in writing to the Building Inspector of the pendency of such motion and of the final decision thereon.

22.8 Effect of issuance of building permit.
The issuance of a building permit by the Building Inspector shall not be construed as any guarantee or warranty by the municipality that the permitted structure conforms to all of the requirements of these Regulations. If the action of the Building Inspector is appealed as provided by these Regulations, or the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, the holder of such permit shall not exercise the privileges granted therein except at his own risk.