Permits and Licensing Center

The Town of Hamden facilitates permits and licensing primarily through the Viewpoint Online Permitting Portal. Certain applications are not yet integrated with the system and require other means of submission. 

Please select your category below to learn more about the permits and licenses issued by Hamden, and to submit your application. 

  1. Building Dept.
  2. Fire Marshal
  3. Engineering
  4. Zoning
  5. Town Clerk

The Hamden Building Department facilitates permits and licenses through the Viewpoint Online Permitting Portal. Please refer to the information below, including "Required Inspections", prior to submitting an application. If you have questions regarding your permit application, contact the Building Department at 203-287-7160.

Click your desired permit application to begin.

Building PermitsIncluding but not limited to permits for additions, alterations, roofs, decks, siding, replacement doors/windows, pools, solar, signs and tents.
Electrical PermitsIncluding low voltage, fire alarm system work (solar use Building Permit only)
Plumbing PermitsIncluding Fire Sprinklers
Heating & Mechanical PermitsIncluding HVAC, Piping, Hoods/Ducts, Fire Suppression Systems
Demolition PermitRequired to completely demolish a structure
Chimney LinerRequired permit for chimney lining


A building permit costs $25.26 for the first $1,000 of construction cost and $18.26 for each $1,000 of construction costs thereafter.

Commercial construction projects (all buildings except detached 1 or 2 family homes) require Fire Marshal Plan review, approval and inspections. Fire Marshal Plan Review fee (including site inspections) is $55 for the first $10,000 of construction cost and $5 for each $1000 of construction costs thereafter. Fire Marshal Plan Review and associated fees are integrated in the relevant Building Permit application. 

Before applying for a building permit, make sure you have (if needed):

Plans:

  • Commercial Projects: 2 sets of plans need to be submitted: One each to Building and Fire Marshal
  • Residential Projects: 1 set of plans needs to be submitted to Building. Small projects can upload plans with the appropriate application.

After receiving your permit: 

ALL INSPECTIONS MUST BE SCHEDULED BY CALLING THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT AT 203-287-7160.

INSPECTION REQUESTS CAN NOT BE REQUESTED VIA THE ONLINE PORTAL OR BY EMAIL.

Contractors requesting inspections shall give the inspectors a minimum of 24 hours notice of their needs.

William DeMatteo
Acting Building Official203-287-7159
Edward Diamond
ABO - Structural
203-287-7158
Seon Haynes
ABO - Electrical
203-287-7151
Gail Weyel
Secretary
203-287-7160