How do I
apply for a building permit?
are available in the Avon Town Hall or you can download an
here for application.)
- Two (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
- 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 application. Click
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 times.
- 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
In 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
What kind of work does not require a building permit?
Examples 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.
If in doubt, a
simple call to the Building & Zoning Department can answer
any questions you may have. We can be reached at 226-2425,
What happens after a building permit is issued?
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.