Town of Griswold, CT
New London County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Griswold as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 127.
Mobile homes and trailers — See Ch. 176.
Sewers — See Ch. 222.
[Adopted 10-26-1989; amended in its entirety 5-22-2017 STM]
Building fees.
Residential permit fees:
EXAMPLE: A twelve-foot-by-twenty-foot shed is 240 square feet; 240 square feet x $25 per square foot = $6,000 (which is the estimated cost), then fees are calculated by the estimated cost.
$6,000 x $16.26 = $97.56 + $20 zoning fee + $5 certificate of compliance = TOTAL FEE DUE: $122.56.
All calculations are done by the Building Department.
**NOTE: This is only an example to understand the fee structure.
Estimated Cost Calculated by the Following
(per square foot)
Basement unfinished
Included with new house/addition
Basement finished
Living space
Garage unfinished
Garage finished
Covered porch
Storage (unfinished areas convertible to living space)
Commercial, Industrial, Residential 1,2,3 Use Group: per "Marshall and Swift" or "Means" cost estimate manual.
Building permit fee: $16.26 per $1,000 of estimated cost or any portion thereof, plus an additional certificate of occupancy/compliance fee of $5 will be charged to every building permit. (The Board of Selectmen may waive fees for Town- and Borough-owned buildings.)
Zoning fee: $20 will be charged on new structure construction.
Mechanical permits: $16.26 per $1,000 of estimated cost or any portion thereof (electric, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation).
Mobile home/trailer permits: $8.26 per $1,000 of estimated cost/value or any portion thereof (placement/replacement of trailers/mobile homes).
Demolition permits: $16 per $1,000 of assessed value or any portion thereof, and a minimum of $40.
Requested inspections other than permits: $25. Requests must be submitted to the Building Department in writing and must be paid prior to inspection (woodstoves, fireplaces, chimneys, energy ratings, swimming pools, etc.).
Land use letters for mortgage approvals: $25 (payable at time of request).
Miscellaneous fees (these fees are in addition to regular permit fees):
For work previously completed without a building permit: $200.
For any building/structure where construction is in progress without a building permit: $100 minimum.
For any building or structure where electrical, plumbing or heating is in progress without a permit: $100 each trade.
Rejected drawings to be resubmitted with a plan review fee of $25.
Reinspection fee for inspections incomplete after second inspection or scheduled appointment not ready for inspection and not cancelled prior to inspector leaving the office: $50 per occurrence.
No building application shall be approved by the Building Department of the Town of Griswold until the applicant provides the Building Department with a statement in writing from the office of the Tax Collector of the Town of Griswold that there are no delinquent taxes due for the property for which an application is made, or provides a statement in writing from the office of the Tax Collector that the owner of the property for which an application is made has entered into a payment program approved by the Tax Collector to pay off any delinquent taxes which may be due.
[Adopted 11-10-2009]
[Amended 5-22-2017 STM[1]]
No Town fee shall be required for a permit to replace or upgrade the roofing, siding, windows, or electrical or heating system of an owner-occupied, single-family home if at least one of the record owners is aged 62 or over. Such owner shall be required to provide proof of age in order to obtain this exemption. The Connecticut State Educational Fee must still be paid.
Editor's Note: This enactment also provided for the redesignation of former § 143-4, Permit fee exemption; conditions, as § 143-2.