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In an effort to continue to serve the Town of Branford’s residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, All Building permit applications are temporarily accepted by e-mail or dropped off in person to the drop box placed within the town hall lobby. Applications may also be submitted in person by visiting the building department located on the second floor of town hall, please observe all social distance guidelines and face coverings are required when entering the building .All required documents are made available either from the Town of Branford website at or accessed by visiting the Town Hall lobby for all Building applications, forms and supporting documentation to be submitted. We encourage you to contact us by e-mail:  with any questions you may have regarding your submittal. All appointments with the building official are to be scheduled in advance please call the office 203-315-0674 and speak with staffing.

All applications not received in person will continue to be processed and you will be contacted by staffing utilizing e-mail or phone to discuss your application.  You will also be provided with a fee payment amount associated with your application to be processed by staffing. Fee payments will only be accepted utilizing our new on-line payment portal located on the Building Department website at or mailed/dropped off checks made payable to the Town of Branford.

We will continue to issue those permits which are easily processed but some permits may not be issued if we cannot access records needed for review. Applications which require review by multiple departments are expected to take longer in order to process but will continue to be conducted within the 30 day review period per CGS 29-263. Please remember those applications which require multiple department reviews may require additional applications/forms from those departments to be submitted along with your building permit application. Completed applications, forms and supporting documentation can be e-mailed to

In order for this process to be successful, we ask you to carefully and legibly provide all of the information required of that particular permit application including a phone number and e-mail (if available) so we may properly contact you. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected. Inspections will be conducted and limited to non-occupied buildings and those deemed essential or determined a safe environment to complete.

If you have any questions about the applications or what is required, please send an e-mail to or contact us directly at 203-315-0674.

Thank you for your understanding of this ever changing and evolving COVID-19 situation. Together we will all overcome this situation we are currently facing, be healthy and safe.

Town of Branford

Building Department

Last Updated: Fri, 11/13/2020 - 3:52pm