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The mission of the Building Department is to maximize building safety for the general public, to enforce the State Building Code, to provide efficient record retention, and to maintain positive public relations. Primary Programs & Services 

  • The Building Department establishes and enforces building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and energy code requirements necessary to promote the health and life safety for the people of Monroe by reviewing, developing, adopting and administering the State Building Code. (Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 541 including but not limited to Sections 29‐262‐1a through 29‐262‐11a.)  
  • Conduct plan reviews; issues permits; performs inspections and testing; issues Certificates of Occupancies for each form of new, repaired, or altered structures throughout the town.  
  • Researches state statutes and building codes, and coordinates town department approvals to maximize building safety conditions for the general public involving public, commercial, and residential buildings.  
  • Investigates complaints, fire and demolition activities; responds to emergencies; issues abatements, cease and desist orders, investigates and processes violations, request orders for condemnation, injunctions, and fines.  
  • Maintain the high ISO insurance rating for the Town.

Current Departmental Operations

We are currently experiencing staffing challenges for licensed building officials. As a result, we have employed temporary assistance from officials from other communities while we work to fill open positions.

To schedule an inspection or for routine permitting and building code questions, please call 203-452-2805. Permit applications and other correspondence for the Building Department may be dropped off at Town Hall during normal business hours, or 24x7 in the Town Hall Drop Box located in the lobby of the Police Department. 

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Contact Information

Inspection Scheduling
Phone: (203) 452-2805

Director of Economic & Community Development
William Holsworth
(203) 452-2819

Chief Building Official
John J. Morris, Jr.

Assistant Building Official
Robert Mercado

Administrative Assistant
Amanda Donaghey

Office: (203) 452-2805

Fax: (203) 261-6197