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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Permits, Inspections and Land Use Applications Guidance - Updated Effective 03/23/2020

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(Updated - Effective 3/23/20) Residential and Commercial Permits

  • Due to the COVID-19 preventive measures implemented by the Town of Trumbull, which includes the closure of the Town Hall facility to employees and the public, the permitting process has changed until further notice.
  • Staff will be working from home to the degree possible and will be responsive to residents and other customers.  We ask for your patience during this time.
  • To request a residential or commercial permit send an email explaining your project to buildinginfo@trumbull-ct.gov.
  • Staff will review the request and follow up with you and other relevant departments via email with next steps related to your specific request.
  • Permit forms can be downloaded at https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/632/Permits-and-Applications.
  • For Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commission applications: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/829/Inland-Wetlands-and-Watercourses-Application-for-Permit-PDF
  • Submit permit form and plans for residential and small commercial projects electronically to buildinginfo@trumbull-ct.gov  using www.wetransfer.com. The wetransfer.com website allows you to send a file free.  It is mandatory that you submit your file using wetransfer.com.
  • WPCA and street opening matters, contact William Maurer, Town Engineer and WPCA Administrator at wmaurer@trumbull-ct.gov  or 203-452-5050.
  • To submit detailed commercial plans, please email the building department at buildinginfo@trumbull-ct.gov  to discuss plan submission for your project.  These projects will be handled on a case-by-case basis and may require plans be sent via wetransfer.com now and carrier mail when business returns to normal operations.
  • An email from each department relevant to your request, (Building, Fire Marshal, Planning and Zoning, Engineering, Wetlands, WPCA) will be sent to you that will include all department staff required to review your permit request.
  • Each department will send you specific feedback on your permit request with instructions regarding fee rates and instructions for mailing your permit payment. Staff will be replying to all on the group email to keep all departments informed.
  • No inspections will be conducted until all departments receive permit fees.
  • Please continue to check the Town of Trumbull website at www.trumbull-ct.gov for permitting and other updates.
  • Staff will be responding to email and telephone calls to address any questions or special circumstances.
  • Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

(Update-Effective 3/23/2020) Residential and Commercial Inspections

This guidance applies to inspections from the Fire Marshal, Building Department, Planning and Zoning, Engineering, Wetlands and WPCA.

  • Due to the COVID-19 preventive measures implemented by the Town of Trumbull, which includes the closure of the Town Hall facility to employees and the public, all indoor and outdoor residential inspections for single-family homes and occupied multi-family units are suspended until further notice.
  • Staff will be working from home to the degree possible and will be responsive to residents and other customers.  We ask for your patience during this time.  
  • Outdoor inspections for residential properties are suspended until further notice. 
  • Existing commercial building inspections are suspended until further notice. 
  • New commercial construction inspections will continue at this time, however, this may change if further restrictions are put in place by the State and Federal government.
  • If any worker at a new commercial site becomes ill, please call to cancel your inspection appointment.
  • Please continue to check the Town of Trumbull website at www.trumbull-ct.gov for inspection and other updates.
  • Staff will be responding to email and telephone calls to address any questions or special circumstances.
  • Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

(Update - Effective 3/23/2020) Applications for all Land Use Projects (Commercial and Residential)

  • Due to the COVID-19 preventive measures implemented by the Town of Trumbull which includes the closure of the Town Hall facility to employees and the public, applications for all residential and commercial land use projects will not be accepted at this time.  
  • Staff will be working from home to the degree possible and will be responsive to residents and other customers.  We ask for your patience during this time.
  • Meetings of Town Land Use Boards have been suspended at this time.   
  • You can continue to review application requirements and discuss your project with staff via email or telephone.  A full contact list for Planning and Zoning is on the Town of Trumbull website www.trumbull-ct.gov.  Staff has arranged for telephones to roll to their homes.
  • The application for all land use projects can be accessed at: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/219/Applications-and-Documents
  • For Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commission applications: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/829/Inland-Wetlands-and-Watercourses-Application-for-Permit-PDF
  • For WPCA and street opening matters, contact William Maurer, Town Engineer and WPCA Administrator at wmaurer@trumbull-ct.gov or 203-452-5050.
  • Staff will be responding to email and telephone calls to address any questions or special circumstances.
  • Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

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