do I apply for a building permit?
applications are available in the Avon Town Hall or you
can download an application. (Click
here for application.)
(2) COMPLETED copies of this application are to be written
in ink or typewritten and submitted to the Code Enforcement
Office. Any application that is missing information
will be denied by the Code Enforcement Office.
A Plot Plan showing location of the lot and of the buildings
on the premises, relation to public streets or areas
and to adjoining premises, giving a DETAILED description
of the layout of the property must be drawn on a diagram
which is part of the permit application.
here for a sample of construction details.
Two sets of STAMPED architectural drawings must be submitted
for any new construction, addition, or residential dwelling.
All required proofs of insurance must accompany your
here for a list of insurance submission requirements.
The work to be covered by this application shall not
be commenced before the issuance of a building permit.
Upon approval of this application, a Building Permit
will be issued and one (1) set of the plans and application
will be returned to the applicant. The Permit is to
be posted in a conspicuous location on the property
and the plans must be kept on site for review at all
NO building shall be occupied or used in whole or in
part for any purpose until a Certificate of Occupancy
is granted by the Code Enforcement Office.
a brief amount of time, the code official will review
your plans and determine if your project is in compliance
with local requirements. If your plans meet these requirements.
a permit is issued. If not, the code official may suggest
solutions to help correct the problem.
What kind of work does not require a building permit?
of work that usually does not require a building permit include:
replacing a window or door with another in the same location
and with the same size wall opening; replacing electrical or
plumbing fixtures in the same location; painting, wallpapering
and carpeting; new siding; sidewalks and driveways.
in doubt, a simple call to the Building & Zoning Department
can answer any questions you may have. We can be reached
at 226-2425, ext 19.
What happens after a building permit is issued?
inspections will be required to make certain the work conforms
to the permit, local codes and plans. Again you will have access
to the expertise of the code official to help you with questions
or concerns regarding the project and to ward off any costly
mistakes. The code official will let you know approximately
how many inspections may be needed for your project. Three days'
notice is usually required when requesting visits.
When construction is completed and a final inspection
is made the Code Enforcement Officer will issue a Certificate
of Occupancy, which is your official documentation that
you have met all the permit requirements.