Building Permits

Issuance of Building Permits

A building permit may be issued after plans are reviewed and approved by the Building Official. You will be contacted to pick up your permit and pay any outstanding fees due.

An owner-builder must sign the permit form in person. Contractors may authorize an employee to sign building permits. Contractors must obtain a business registration with the Town of Windsor when the permit is issued.

It is important to engage a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) in the event of new construction or alterations to a current facility in order to assess compliance with accessibility standards. This Notice to Applicants for Business License and Commercial Building Permits provides additional information regarding CASp services and other federal and state disability access laws.

Building Permit Application

Smoke Alarm and CO Detector Affidavit

Time Limits

You must pick up your permit within 180 calendar days from the date you applied for it. You may submit a written request for a one-time extension before the 180th day. If this period ends without your picking up your permit your plan review fee will be forfeited.

Your building permit shall expire two years from the date of issuance. You may extend your permit by written request to the Building Official for an additional one year prior to your permit expiration; no permit shall be extended more than once.

Changes to Plans

After a permit has been issued, the Building Official must approve any changes to the plans. Two sets of the proposed changes must be prepared by the architect, engineer and/or plan preparer, and submitted for review and approval.

Building Permit Counter Hours

Monday - Thursday 7:00am to 11:00am