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Building Department FAQ


Office Hours

7:30 to 4:00 Mon., Wed., & Fri.
7:30 to 4:30 Tues. & Thurs.

Phone: 860-349-8253
Email: dmcmanus@townofdurhamct.com
Fax: 860-349-0284

Best time to reach the Building Official?

7:30am to 9:00am Mon-Fri. and 3:00pm to 3:30pm Mon-Fri.


What is the permit fee basis?

Effective April 6th, 2009, the fee for a building permit shall be twenty dollars ($20.18) per first one thousand dollars of construction cost and twelve dollars ($12.18) per thousand dollars there after.


How many sets of plans are required?

Two sets


Is a well rrequired prior to the building permit process?



What is the sequence with other departments for the permit process?

1. Health Department
2. Planning and Zoning
3. Building Department


How much lead time for an inspection?

24 hours please


What are the required inspections?

Footing, backfill, framing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, masonry,
Insulation, electrical service, propane service, pre C/O and Final C/O


Is there an energy code requirement?

Yes, “Res Check”, which is required for all additions and homes. Many insulators can provide this document as well as your designer.