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The Town's Building Official will ensure that all construction complies with the current building standards. It is the obligation of the property owner to call the Town of Granby Building Department at 860-844-5318 to schedule the inspection.
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It costs $16 for each $1,000 of value. For instance, a new garage costing $10,000 would have a building permit fee of $160.
It is a violation of the building code to occupy a building that does not have a Certificate of Occupancy (CO). This document certifies that a building is fit to be occupied and that it meets the minimum requirements of the building code and the zoning regulations.
You need a CO when you are moving into a new, or renovated building.
The Building Department will conduct an inspection to determine compliance with the building code and all other applicable regulations. If the building meets the minimum requirements of the code, you will be issued a CO. The Building Department may, under special circumstances, grant a CO if weather conditions prohibit the completion of all the site work if a cash bond is posted to guarantee that the work will be done.
Yes, the homeowner can do all the work, providing the work complies with the building code. However, a licensed professional is required to undertake such activities as plumbing, heating, and electrical work on all structures other than the work that the homeowner does on his/her individual residence.