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131 Cedar Street - Newington, CT 06111-2644 - Phone: (860) 665-8580

Welcome to the Building Department

The Staff of the Building Department is here to serve you.  We have many years of experience in all construction matters.  Please feel free to contact us for all your project needs and questions.

Mission Statement

To provide outstanding service to both the residents of Newington and the contractors who work in town by ensuring code compliance in all construction to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people who live in and use the buildings within the town.


The Building Department, responsible for reviewing plans, specifications and inspections of all building construction in Town, is staffed by professionals licensed by the Department of Public Safety. Three administrative members of the staff are licensed Building Officials and are qualified to review and inspect concrete work, steel construction, plumbing, heating, electrical, HVAC systems, sprinkler systems and the work of all other related trades. The Department is also responsible for the following:

  • Enforcement Officers for the Newington Housing Code, Administrative Officers for Building Code Board of Appeals, and Vehicle Appeals Board;
  • Interacting with the Director of Planning and Development, Town Engineer, Fire Marshal and Health District from the plan review stage through construction inspections and the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy; and
  • Interacting with Human Services, Town Assessor, Tax Collector, Police and Fire Department for assistance.