Steps to Apply for Permits and Applications

Due to the COVID-19 preventive measures implemented by the Town of Trumbull, permitting applications for residential and commercial projects is being managed electronically. View the most current Permit, Inspection, and Land Use Application Guidance on the Permits and Applications page.

The public must have an appointment to come into any Town Buildings.  An online scheduling system to make appointments with some Town departments can be found on the Town website. Please go to the home page and click on the link for "Schedule an Appointment" and follow the directions for the department you wish to visit.  Direct Link: Residents can always call by phone and make appointments. Please call 203 452-5000 for a directory of departments. If you are unable to locate a department, please call 203 452-5005 for assistance.

The Engineering Department of the Town of Trumbull is the technical service advisory division of the Public Works Department. The department:

  • Enforces local, state and federal laws
  • Establishes engineering policies
  • Keeps records
  • Provides adequate controls to ensure responsible construction within the Town


The department is the designer of numerous projects carried out by the Highway Department, the main technical advisor to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission (IWWC), the department also acts as the Agent for the IWWC. We also provide engineering services and advice to various departments such as:

  • Fire
  • Police and Highway Departments
  • Tax Assessor
  • Town Clerk

Design Services

The preparation, review and evaluation of designs for the Public Works Department, Sewer Department, and other Town agencies are a part of the design services performed by the Engineering Department, the vast majority of which are done in computer-aided drafting and design (CADD)

Site Inspections

Another essential function of the department is site inspections; Engineering inspectors provide the necessary construction inspections to insure project conformance to the plans, specifications, and requirements of other Town agencies. The inspectors do inspection for new subdivisions, site plans for commercial and industrial developments, and all road openings done by utility companies and other contractors as well as sewer projects.

Field Services

Other field services are performed by our department’s survey crew who collects field data used in the Town’s design work. In addition, the Town will provide street line survey (the property line between private property and the Town road) to any resident who requests it, for the landowners purposes of planting, placing a fence, or their required shrub removal in order to comply with a driver sight distance zoning laws; the rear or side property corners cannot be staked, however. There is a charge for street line survey.