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Posted on: July 9, 2020

UPDATED Permits, Inspections, and Land Use Applications Guidance - Effective 07/01/20

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(Updated Process- Effective 7/1/2020) Residential and Commercial Permits

As of July 1, 2020, and due to the COVID-19 preventive measures implemented by the Town of Trumbull, the permitting process has changed until further notice.

  • Staff will be working on site at Town Hall and from home on a rotating schedule in order to be responsive to residents and other customers.  We ask for your patience during this time.
  • To request a residential or commercial permit electronically, 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 
  • Permit forms and plans for residential and commercial projects can be submitted electronically to buildinginfo@trumbull-ct.gov  using www.wetransfer.com. The wetransfer.com website allows you to send a file free.  If submitting electronically, it is mandatory that you submit your electronic file using wetransfer.com.
  • Once your electronic submission is received, an email will be sent to you and to each department relevant to your request, (Building, Fire Marshal, Planning and Zoning, Engineering, Wetlands, WPCA).
  • 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.  Permit forms and plans can also be submitted in person with a scheduled appointment.
  • Do not attempt to visit the Building Department, Fire Marshal’s Office, Planning and Zoning or the Engineering Department without a scheduled appointment.
  • To schedule a meeting, the Building Department can be reached at 203-452-5020.  If the phone is not immediately answered, please leave a detailed message and staff will return your call.
  • To schedule an appointment with the Fire Marshal’s Office you can go online to www.trumbull-ct.gov and click schedule appointment or call 203-452-5080.
  • WPCA and street opening matters, contact William Maurer, Town Engineer and WPCA Administrator at wmaurer@trumbull-ct.gov  or 203-452-5050.
  • If you schedule an appointment to bring forms and plans to Town Hall, you must sign in and wear a mask while in the building. 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 7/1/2020) Residential and Commercial Inspections

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

  • Please contact the Building Department at buildinginfo@trumbull-ct.gov or call the Building Department at 203-452-5020 to schedule residential or commercial inspections.  
  • Staff will be working from Town Hall and remotely in order to accommodate residents and other customers. We ask for your patience during this time.  
  • Most residential and commercial construction inspections will continue at this time.  In order to keep the safety of residents, workers and Town staff as a priority, some inspections will be conducted via FaceTime or Google Duo.  Building Department staff will go over this when scheduling your inspection.
  • Fire Marshal’s Office will continue to conduct field inspections and is also accepting appointments for existing inspections and those needing a license inspection. Please call 203-452-5080 to schedule an inspection time.
  • If any worker at a 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.

(Updated Process-Effective7/1/2020) Applications for all Land Use Projects (Commercial and Residential) 

The Town of Trumbull continues to accept land use applications for all land use commissions (WPCA, Inland Wetlands and Watercourse, Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning and Zoning).  Please read and follow the guidance below to insure your application is properly received:

  • As of July 1, 2020, and due to the COVID-19 preventive measures implemented by the Town of Trumbull , applications for all residential and commercial land use projects will be accepted electronically or in person via a scheduled appointment for drop off.
  • For Planning and Zoning and Zoning Board of Appeals, please submit full electronic applications (excluding the “Department Application Sign-off Page) to both Rlibrandi@trumbull-ct.gov and Lfinger@trumbull-ct.gov  utilizing www.wetransfer.com. The wetransfer.com website allows you to send a file for free. Please be sure to send your application file to both of the emails above.
  • For an in person drop off to Planning and Zoning please contact Rob Librandi or Linda Finger at 203-452-5047 to schedule an appointment in advance.  Members of the public will be required to sign in and wear a mask while present in the building.
  • For Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commission (IWWC), please contact Tatiana Solovey at tatianas@trumbull-ct.gov for the checklist requirements and fee amount approval. The check list will be emailed to you. Upon checklist approval, please submit full electronic applications to both tatianas@trumbull-ct.gov and clombardo@trumbull-ct.gov  utilizing www.wetransfer.com. The wetransfer.com website allows you to send a file for free. Please be sure to send you application file to both of the emails above.
  • For an in person drop off for Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commission (IWWC), please contact Tatiana Solovey at 203-452-5050 to schedule an appointment in advance.  Members of the public will be required to sign in and wear a mask while present in the building.
  • Do not email applications to any other individual staff member or do not email to staff without going through wetransfer.com due to security and file size capacity limitations. 
  • Do not attempt to drop documents off for land use applications without a scheduled appointment.   
  • If you choose to file your application electronically, you will need to drop off 12 full size paper copies of the application and plans to the Trumbull Town Hall – Greeter Station Drop Box addressed to the Planning and Zoning Department and/or IWWC.   Signs will direct you into the Town Hall building and the greeter will be present as you enter.  To drop at the Greeter Drop Box, an appointment is not required, however, you must sign in and where a mask upon entering the building.
  • If you choose to submit electronically, you will receive a confirmation email from Planning and Zoning and/or IWWC Staff that your application has been received.
  • Staff will contact you if additional information is required.
  • Staff will circulate your application to all appropriate departments on your behalf.
  • Timelines:  For applications requiring a public hearing, in most instances under CT law the land use board or commission has 65 days after receipt of the application to commence the public hearing.   Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 7-I (19), the board or commission may extend this time requirement an additional 90 days.  
  • Do not assume your application will be scheduled for a public hearing at, or will otherwise appear on, the next regularly scheduled meeting date.  Given the unprecedented situation we are faced with, and the need to manage meeting content, you will be assigned a date for your project to be presented to the appropriate board or commission by staff.
  • For purposes of statutory time requirements, pursuant to CGS Sec. 8-7d(c), the “date of receipt” (or start date) of your application will remain the date of the next regularly scheduled meeting even if your application is not scheduled to appear on the agenda for that meeting.
  • Once a public hearing is scheduled, staff will provide detailed meeting instructions to applicants. At this time, applicants should send notice of the public hearing by U.S. mail to adjacent or nearby property owners pursuant to the requirements of the Town’s Zoning Regulations and/or Wetland Regulations.
  • You will be required to mail your application fee to Planning and Zoning Department and/or IWWC at Town Hall, 5866 Main Street.
  •  If payment is not received by your scheduled meeting date, the matter may not be scheduled or may be denied by the board or commission for being an incomplete application.
  • 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 is available by appointments scheduled in advance, and 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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