Building Department



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 Ledyard's neighborhoods.

The department ensures public safety, health, and welfare in so far as they are affected by building construction, through:

  • Adequate means of egress for facilities
  • Fire safety
  • Light and ventilation
  • Sanitary equipment
  • Structural strength

A permit is required whenever any owner or authorized agent intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system.

Construction Process