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Building Department

The Building Department of Redding issues permits for all new construction, alterations, remodeling, additions, renovations, temporary structures, decks, storage buildings, and some repairs. Redding is regulated by State codes officially known as the “Connecticut State Building Codes.” Some permits are issued after approvals from Planning, Zoning, Conservation, and Health Departments.

Today’s Building Department operates under State Building Codes, established by law in 1972, which superseded any and all local town building ordinances. The “State of Connecticut Building Code” is amended and updated by State legislation as requested by the State Building Department. The current State Building Code was updated and adopted into law on October 1, 2018 and consists of the following model documents and the October 1, 2018 Connecticut amendments:

2021 International Building Code
2021 International Residential Code
2021 International Existing Building Code
2021 International Mechanical Code
2021 International Plumbing Code
2021 International Energy Conservation Code
2020 National Electrical Code NFPA 70-2014
ICC A117.1-2017


The Town of Redding uses an Electronic Permit Application for all Building Permits. In order to use the View Permit service, you will need to register as a new user or use an existing registration. Click here for a download of registration instructions and frequently asked questions.


You can register by clicking on the “Electronic Permit Application” button or type this web address into your browser Please use an email that you check on a regular basis.


You will be able to communicate with the Building Department, upload documents, pay fees, print documents and see the permit workflow using the electronic permit portal. However, you cannot request inspections using this portal. All requests for inspections must be done using the phone – call 203-938-2558 during office hours.


Inquiries regarding the application process may be directed to the Building Department at 203-938-2558, where various handouts are offered. Residents are encouraged to solicit information about their projects or construction in general from the Building Official.



Building Department

Shaun Donnelly, Chief Building Official
James Swift, Assistant Building Official
Linda Kansao, Permit Coordinator

10 Lonetown Rd
PO Box 1161
Redding, CT 06875



7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Closed for lunch    12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Friday: CLOSED

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