Town of Orange


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Building Department

Town Hall, 617 Orange Center Road
Tel: (203) 891-4713
Fax: (203) 891-2185 ATTN: Building Dept.

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Permits Issued: 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Building Department Permits

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Downloadable forms:
Permit Fee Schedule
Building Permit Application
Electrical Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
State of CT Workers' Compensation Form Directions
State of CT Workers' Compensation Form 7A
State of CT Workers' Compensation Form 7B
State of CT Workers' Compensation Form 7C
Tax Status Form

All Cities and Towns in Connecticut operate under the following codes.
Sec.29-252-1c. State Building Code--Connecticut Supplement
State Building Code: 2005-Effective date December 31, 2005.
2003 International Building Code*
2009 International Residential Code* (re-adopted with changes)
2003 International Existing Building Code
2003 International Mechanical Code
2003 International Plumbing Code
2011 National Electrical Code
ICC/ANSI A117.1-2003
December 31, 2005 Connecticut Supplement
August 1, 2009-2014 Amendment
2009 - IECC International Energy Conservation Code

Copies of the State Building Code - Connecticut Supplement are available from the Commission on Official Legal Publications, 111 Phoenix Avenue, Enfield, Connecticut 06082-4453. Copies of the BOCA Codes, the CABO Code and the International Codes may be obtained from Building Officials & Code Administrators International, Inc., 4051 W. Flossmoor Rd., Country Club Hills, IL 60478-5795. Copies of the National Electrical Code may be obtained from the National Fire Protection Associations, Inc., Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.

Before a building permit is issued, approval from the following departments must be obtained and submitted to the Building Dept.:

  • Fire Marshal's Office (excluding residential single family homes)
  • Inland Wetlands & Water Courses Commission
  • Town Plan & Zoning Commission
  • Town Sanitarian
  • Town Engineer
  • Water Pollution Control Authority

Fee for all permits is as follows:
$30.26 for the first thousand dollars
$10.26 for each additional thousand dollars
$50.00 for each reinspection
$50.00 for each Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Compliance
*Note to solar companies: Permit fees should be calculated at $5.00 per watt. For example: A 7-Kw system would be valued at $35,000.00. In addition, an authorization letter from the property owner allowing the company to pull permits is required.

A contractor for residential building or remodeling must be registered with the Connecticut Dept. of Consumer Protection.

Two sets of prints must be submitted with the application for a building permit. No prints will be accepted if they are larger than 36x24.

All mechanical contractors must be licensed by the State of Connecticut.

Permit fees will be doubled if work is started without a permit.

The Building Dept. is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday - permits are issued only between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.