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Building Department

Shawn Reed, Chief Building Official
Sullivan Independence Hall, Second Floor
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Permit Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
 Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Most Requested Information

  • Wait times for permits and COs have substantially increased due to COVID.
    Applications for building permits and/or COs cannot be expedited- no exceptions.
    If it has been less than two weeks since you have submitted your application, staff are unable to give a status update.
    When it is complete, you will be contacted.

    A Building Inspector is present to answer inspector-related calls between 3:30 and 4:30.
    If you have scheduled an inspection and are looking for the time, please call the office between 9-10am that morning.

  • Blight complaints are handled by the Health DepartmentBlight Complaint Forms are available online or by contacting the Health Department at 203-256-3020.

Mission Statement

To ensure that all new construction jobs and remodeling projects in Fairfield conform to building codes as well as all other laws, ordinances, rules and regulations related to construction.

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