Building Department

600 Main St
Somers, CT 06071


Monday – Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday: Closed

John R. Collins Building Official 860-763-8215
Matthew Putnam Land Use & GIS Technician 860-763-8213

The building department personnel are responsible for overseeing all building construction within the Town of Somers.  The Building Official enforces the Connecticut State Building Codes and the State Statutes that regulate building construction. All records pertaining to the structures on individual properties are kept in the department. Questions concerning building additions, alterations, or renovations should be directed to the building department.

For questions about the current State of Connecticut Building Codes either contact the Building Department or the Office of the State Building Inspector.

An appeal to any decision of the Building Official may be filed with the Building Code Board of Appeals pursuant to  Connecticut General Statute 29-266.

The Permit Process

  1. Contact the building dept. to inquire about the permit process for your particular project.
  2. Submit Application along with plan and specifications (if required).
  3. Permit Approval can be received upon completion of the plan review or consultation with the inspector. At this time you may proceed with the project.
  4. Schedule Inspections with the building department at each phase of the project (see required inspections).
  5. Certificate of Occupancy is issued when code compliance has been determined by a final inspection.

Permit Applications

Workers Compensation Waivers


Required Inspections

  1. The footing inspection is done when the excavation has been completed and the forms are in place, but BEFORE concrete is poured.
  2. The foundation inspection is done before it is back-filled when the foundation coating and insulation (if required) is in place.
  3. The rough inspections including framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. are to be done before the insulation is in place.
  4. The insulation inspection is done prior to the placement of wall, ceiling and floor finishes.
  5. The final inspection is done when the work is complete and prior to occupancy.


Permit Fees: Permit fees are based on your estimated cost of construction. THE CURRENT FEE FACTOR IS $30 for the first $1000; and $15/each $1000 thereafter OF ESTIMATED COST OF CONSTRUCTION.  All costs will be rounded to the  next higher  $1000 of  cost.  All fees include the Ct State Education Surcharge of  .26 cents per $1000 of stated construction cost.

*Permits for structures including pools require:

$10 Certificate of Occupancy/Compliance fee

$45 Zoning review fee

Swimming pool Information:

Solar Panel Information:

Other Useful Links:

Report errors/comments on this page to John Collins