The Office of Building Inspection and Enforcement is focused on customer service, safety, and providing the best possible advice and inspection services to homeowners, contractors, and developers.
We administer the permits for residential and non-residential construction within the community. Permits are administered according to state and local building codes. Our goal is to ensure the safety of the public by requiring building construction projects adhere to these codes. The department is also instrumental in creating an environment in which high quality construction and development can occur in New Haven’s neighborhoods.